Mohammad Ismail

Mohammad Ismail
Universiti Teknologi Malaysia | UTM · Faculty of Civil Engineering (FKA)

PhD

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January 2000 - present
Universiti Teknologi Malaysia
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  • Deputy Dean (Research and Innovation)

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Publications (162)
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Natural fiber is usually used as reinforcement in polymeric materials, and short fibers are commonly used for non-structural applications. However, the lack of studies on long fiber reinforced polymeric materials, especially kenaf fiber, has limited its usage in Malaysia. This paper presents the experimental results of a series of tensile tests con...
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The inclusion of elastomeric substances into concrete aimed at improving performance properties may pose a serious threat, particularly at high temperatures. This paper presents experimental findings regarding the elastomeric influence of natural rubber latex on compressive strength of concrete at elevated temperatures. Normal and modified concrete...
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Waste generation especially in surface coating industries is a potential pollutant to the environment globally. Waste disposal in the form of recycling or reused has gained some recognition as a raw material in many kind of interested fields. This study is therefore, aimed at utilizing Vinyl acetate effluent generated from manufacturing process of...
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Conservation and preservation of freshwater is increasingly becoming important as the global population grows. Presently, enormous volumes of freshwater are used to mix concrete. This paper reports experimental findings regarding the feasibility of using treated effluents as alternatives to freshwater in mixing concrete. Samples were obtained from...
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Given that rubber tires are almost immune to biological degradation, this vast amount of solid waste is a major environmental concern worldwide. Reuse of these waste tires in the construction industry is one of the strategies to minimize their environmental pollution and landfill problems, while contributing to more economical building design. Thus...
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Several researchers devoted considerable efforts to partially replace natural aggregates in concrete with recycled materials such as recycled tire rubber. However, this often led to a significant reduction in the compressive strength of rubberized concrete due to the weaker interfacial transition zone between the cementitious matrix and rubber part...
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In visual observations focused on emergency service facilities in several building locations, it was found that several emergency service facilities were not available. In addition, the facility also does not meet the provisions so it is categorized in an unsafe condition. From these conditions, it is necessary to know the safety factor for the com...
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This paper reports the self-healing properties of novel epoxy coating comprised of multi-walled carbon nanotubes (MWCNTs) as nanocontainers loaded with 5% green inhibitor-Elaeis guineensis/silver nanoparticles (EG/AgNPs) that acted as robust corrosion inhibitor for mild steel against adverse seawater environment. The self-healing assisted anti-corr...
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Based on visual observations for the emergency service facilities at the building location, it is known that several emergency service facilities are not available and do not comply with the provisions so that they are categorized as unsafe conditions. Therefore, it is necessary to know the safety factors for the comfort and security of the buildin...
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Lately, sustainable concretes with enhanced strength performance and ductility became demanding for the construction sector. Various industrial by-products as environmental friendly wastes were shown to be promising to achieve such concretes. Meanwhile, due to the rapid industrial developments and modernized lifestyle, the tire wastes became a seri...
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This paper presents the optimized mix design based on the response surface methodology (RSM) in producing high performance concrete (HPC) by utilizing palm oil fuel ash (POFA) as cement replacement material. The historical data design was used based on the existing testing data determined from the laboratory experiments. The variable in this study...
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Recycling of the waste rubber tire crumbs (WRTCs) for the concretes production generated renewed interest worldwide. The insertion of such waste as a substitute for the natural aggregates in the concretes is an emergent trend for sustainable development towards building materials. Meanwhile, the enhanced resistance of the concrete structures agains...
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Palm oil fuel ash (POFA) has been extensively used to substitute cement in the production of self-compacting concrete (SCC) to lessen its production cost, health hazard, energy consumption problems and environmental pollution caused during the production of cement. Nevertheless, the impact of elevated temperatures on self-compacting concrete produc...
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The main reason causing the degeneration of steel reinforced concrete supposed to be corrosion of reinforcement steel. In this study, compressive strength, weight loss and field emission scanning electron microscopy (FESEM) were performed in order to investigate about the changes due to addition of 2% bio-friendly and chemical inhibitors per cement...
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The most significant characteristic of corrosion inhibitors is to create chemical stability, when considering the fact that it affects concrete properties simultaneously. mild steel corrosion in 1 M HCl was studied in the presence different concentrations of Acacia longifolia, Areca catechu, Melastoma malabathricum, Elaeis guineensis and Cocos nuci...
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The main reason causing the degeneration of steel-reinforced concrete is supposed to be corrosion of reinforcement steel. In this study, electrochemical impedance spectroscopy (EIS), linear polarization resistance (LPR), and weight loss have been utilized to evaluate the corrosion of steel reinforcement in contaminated, chemical inhibitor (sodium n...
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The disposal of rubbers from the waste tyres remains the main environmental concern worldwide unless recycled in an eco-friendly way. The incorporation of these wastes into the concretes as replacement agent for some of the natural aggregates is strategized as one of the possible solutions. Based on these factors, this study evaluates the effects o...
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Lack of designer’s knowledge of construction safety risks and HSE personnel’s knowledge of structural designs and means and methods of construction have been highlighted as significant barriers to the implementation of design for construction safety. These barriers often result in poor collaboration among designers and HSE personnel in addressing s...
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The rapid development of the industry by enhancing the development of power plants, fertilizers, oil & gas operated by integrated construction companies or Engineering, Construction and Construction (EPC) companies, where EPC companies are required and have experience in planning and developing industrial projects. The higher technology and the sop...
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The high incidents number of injuries and fatality rates in the construction industry are generally due to hazards on site. Early intervention of hazards could lead to safer construction processes. The Safety by Design (SbD) is a process that identifies hazard and assesses risks early in the project design stage, in comparison to during the constru...
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Eucheuma Cottonii is a sea plant that commonly known as seaweed grows abundantly and part of the products in agricultural industries. The effects of alginate from seaweed benefited the properties of composites due to its advantage as a hydrophilic gelling material. This paper investigates the effects of Eucheuma Cottonii in polymer modified concret...
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The accident occurred in the construction industry is reportedly the third-highest after manufacturing and agriculture industry. The percentage of accident cases and fatality ratios in the Malaysian construction industry are getting larger and gradually increasing each year. This data indicates that the safety and health performance in the Malaysia...
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Conventional building materials (CBMs) made from non-renewable resources are the main source of indoor air contaminants, whose impact can extend from indoors to outdoors. Given their sustainable development (SD) prospect, green building materials (GBMs) with non-toxic, natural, and organic compounds have the potential to reduce their overall impact...
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Microbial calcium carbonate has been widely investigated to self-heal concrete cracks. However, the issue revolving around the efficacy of crack self-healing remains important. In particular, existing works are still lacking of a better understanding of the factors affecting the fundamental reactions involved as well as bacterial growth in harsh co...
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Abstract: The suitability of nanosized-POFA (nPOFA) as a supplementary cementing material has not been discovered enough. Therefore, the present study investigates the degree of cement hydration ofHardened Cement Paste (HCP) incorporating nPOFA via thermal and XRD analysis. The nPOFA was prepared by grinding the micro-POFA (mPOFA) using ceramic bal...
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Denser population in a city leads to a serious noise pollution problem. In order to control the ambient noise effectively, a sound insulation brick is desired. However, conventional bricks have poor sound barrier system and is made from unsustainable materials that consume high energy. Hence, this paper introduces a feasibility study on rock wool w...
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Corrosion of metals/materials is an expensive material science issue, which has originated since the day of metal invention. Numerous methods were developed, and still many serious research works are being in progress for corrosion mitigation. Corrosion inhibitor usage is a common practice over industries because of its ease of applications and eff...
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The rapid development of the industry by enhancing the development of power plants, fertilizers, oil & gas operated by integrated construction companies or Engineering, Construction and Construction (EPC) companies, where EPC companies are required and have experience in planning and developing industrial projects. The higher technology and the sop...
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Aimed to reduce neutron and gamma radiation, this study examined the shielding capability of high-density concretes mixed with Ferro boron in different proportions (25%, 50%, and 75%) replacing granite aggregate, denoted as 25FB, 50FB, and 75FB, respectively, with control specimen designated as CC. The concretes performance was evaluated in terms o...
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Green Nanotechnology Materials to inhibit corrosion of steel reinforcement in concrete, It also included the reduction of environmental toxicity and reduces the high cost due to applied commercial inhibitors and enhance concrete durability.
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This paper presents a comparative study of methods building condition assessment used in Asian countries. The following methods were compared: a Malaysia method to assess buildings condition, an Indian, Hong Kong and Singapore method about buildings condition assessment and the assessment methods. The comparative analysis included three tasks. Firs...
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Wise management of waste materials can be quite intensive in terms of ecological friendliness and human safety. Proper recycling of industrial wastes can lead to immense practical benefits. This paper determines the feasibility of improving the properties of concrete by incorporating waste tyre aggregates (TAs) and ground granulated blast-furnace s...
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The increasing waste generation from paint industries accounts for the occupation of useful land spaces for disposal purposes. Waste products associated with these industries need attention during handling and treatment due to possible harmful effects on human health and the environment. This problem can be mitigated by incorporating it into concre...
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Silver nanoparticles (AgNPs) doped palm oil leaf (Elaeis guineensis/EG) extracts (EG/AgNPs) were prepared as novel, non-toxic, and eco-friendly corrosion inhibitor; which were incorporated in cement composite and examined against reinforcement steel corrosion in natural seawater. Standard corrosion monitoring techniques including linear polarizatio...
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This paper presents the solution molarity dependent microstructures and mechanical properties of multi-blend geopolymer mortars (GPMs). Geopolymer mortars were cured at ambient temperature under varying concentration (from 2 to 16 M) of sodium hydroxide (NH) solution. GPMs are by conducting mechanical tests such as compressive, split tensile and fl...
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Impact of changing temperatures of curing (27, 60 and 90 °C) and types of alkaline activator solution on the properties of geopolymer mortars (GPMs) prepared by combining agricultural and industrial wastes including granulated-blast-furnace-slag (GBFS), fly-ash (FA), and palm-oil-fuel-ash (POFA) was examined. Sodium Hydroxide (NH), Sodium Silicate...
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Interactions between road users, motor vehicles, and environment affect to driver’s travel behavior; however, frailer of proper interaction may lead to ever-increasing road crashes, injuries and fatalities. The current study has generated the green driver concept to evaluate the incorporation of green driver to negative outcomes reduction of road t...
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This paper highlights results of some experimental work that deals with strengthening of bolted shear joints in thin-walled ferrocement structure where steel wires, bent into U-shape are considered as simple inserts around the bolt hole. The parameters investigated include the number of layers of wire mesh, edge distance of bolt hole, size and loca...
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This manuscript presents a study on a green corrosion inhibitor extracted from Elaeis guineensis (EG) leaves for mild steel (MS) exposed to acidic condition. Weight loss measurement was conducted at various temperatures to investigate the corrosion inhibitive behaviour of the aqueous extract in 1 M HCl solution. Results demonstrated that both inhib...
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This article investigated the effects of binder to aggregate ratio on the properties of granulated blast furnace slag (GBFS) alkali activated mortar incorporated with fly ash (FA), waste ceramic (CP) and bottle glass wastes (GP). Five types of alkali-activated mortars were prepared with a different binder to fine aggregate ratio (B:A) 0.30, 1.0, 1....
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As the cement industry contributed to increasing the global carbon dioxide emissions, researchers looked for other sustainable alternatives. Among them, one of the alternatives is alkali activated mortar containing no cement at all. Alkali-activated mortar is manufactured using industrial and agricultural wastes like ceramics, palm-oil fuel ash (PO...
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In this paper, the effects of incorporating ceramic wastes and blast furnace slag (GBFS) on workability, compressive and flexural strengths of self-compacting geopolymer concrete (SCGC) has investigated. The blast furnace slag was replaced by waste ceramic with 40, 50, 60 and 70% levels. The fresh and hardened properties were evaluated. Influenced...
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This paper reports the effect of curing temperatures and sodium silicate content (NS) on compressive strength and microstructure of multi blended geopolymer mortars (GPMs). Alkaline solution was prepared by mixed sodium silicate and sodium hydroxide at 6 molarity, the sodium silicate was added as 50, 60, 65, 70, 75, 80, 85 and 100% of the total alk...
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Environmental concern raised by the production of ordinary Portland cement (OPC), is behind the search for greener construction materials and remediation. One such material is alkali activated mortars (AAMs). It is well known that the high molarity of sodium hydroxide (12–16 M) and high content of sodium silicate (sodium silicate to sodium hydroxid...
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Influence of novel green Elaeis guineensis (EG) and silver nanoparticles (AgNPs) on the improved corrosion resistance of mild steel against acute acid attack is reported. Such EG/AgNPs were synthesized from palm oil leaf extracts and used as inhibitor with varying contents to inspect the feasibility of modifying the acid (1M HCl(aq)) mediated anti-...
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The utilization of nanoform of agricultural waste as supplementary cementitious material is now widely investigated in cement research area. The nanoparticles in the concrete can be as nuclei for cement phases which further promote the cement hydration due to their high reactivity and act as filler to densify the microstructure. In this study, the...
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Corrosion of steel is a damaging agent that reduces the functional and structural responsibilities of reinforced concrete structures. Accordingly, reinforced concrete members in the environments that are prone to concrete carbonation or chloride attack coupled with high temperature and relative humidity suffer from accelerated corrosion of reinforc...
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This paper presents a case study on the structural assessment of building damaged by fire and discussed on the site investigations and test results prior to determine the existing condition of the building. The building was on fire for about one hour before it was extinguished. In order to ascertain the integrity of the building, a visual inspectio...
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This research is aimed to give an overview of the impact of bio-corrosion on carbon steel grade API 5L X-70 immersed in growth medium and exposed to SRB consortium. Simulation of anaerobic corrosion conditions was carried out in a laboratory for 28 days. Raw crude oil gathered from the Baram Delta Operation Terminal was cultured in broth number 124...
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Traditionally, pavement distress evaluations were carried out by visual observation. Traditional practice requires a person to walk along the stretch of the pavement to conduct distress survey, take photo and measure defects occurred at deteriorated surfaces. However, this approach is too subjective, generates inconsistencies of information, less r...
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The volume of waste generated from surface coating industries is of global concern. The disposal of this waste in the form of effluent has put enormous pressure on land and also poses as a health hazard when it leaches into soil and underground water. The study aims to examine the utilization of vinyl acetate effluents from water based paint factor...
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Inhibitive performance of Camel foot (Piliostigma thonningii) leave extract was investigated on corrosion of mild steel in 1.5M hydrochloric at different temperature (25oC to 60oC) using weight loss and hydrogen evolution measurement. Phytochemical screening was carried out on the extract and characterized with Gas Chromatography Mass Spectrometer...
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The inhibitive characteristics of aqueous extracts from mangrove (Rhizophora apiculata) bark and leaf on the corrosion of mild steel (MS) coupon in 1 M HCl were examined by means of the gravimetric measurement (weight loss), electrochemical impedance spectroscopy (EIS) and potentiodynamic polarization techniques. The MS surface morphologie were inv...
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The utilization of nanoform of agricultural waste as supplementary cementitious material is now widely investigated in cement research area. The nanoparticles in the concrete can be as nuclei for cement phases which further promote the cement hydration due to their high reactivity and act as filler to densify the microstructure. In this study, the...