Journal of
Civil Engineering and Construction Technology

  • Abbreviation: J. Civ. Eng. Constr. Technol.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 2141-2634
  • DOI: 10.5897/JCECT
  • Start Year: 2010
  • Published Articles: 140

Full Length Research Paper

Study of physico-mechanical properties of concretes based on palm kernel shells originating from the locality of Haut Nkam in Cameroon

Serge Gaston Ngagoum
  • Serge Gaston Ngagoum
  • Mechanical Laboratory, University of Douala, Cameroon.
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Didier Fokwa
  • Didier Fokwa
  • Mechanical Laboratory, University of Douala, Cameroon.
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Gilbert Tchemou
  • Gilbert Tchemou
  • Mechanical Laboratory, University of Douala, Cameroon.
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Evrard Maxime
  • Evrard Maxime
  • Laboratory of Building Materials, University of Liège, Belgium.
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  •  Received: 22 October 2019
  •  Accepted: 08 January 2020
  •  Published: 31 May 2020


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