publication . Article . 2017

Performance of Lightweight Natural-Fiber Reinforced Concrete

Harianto Hardjasaputra; Gino Ng; Girum S. Urgessa; Gabriella Lesmana; Steven Sidharta;
Open Access English
  • Published: 01 Jan 2017 Journal: MATEC Web of Conferences, volume 138
  • Publisher: EDP Sciences
Concrete, the most common construction material, has negligible tension capacity. However, a reinforcement material such as natural fibers, can be used to improve the tensile properties of concrete. This paper presents experiments conducted on Super Lightweight Concrete mixed with coconut fibers (SLNFRC). Coconut fibers are regarded as one of the toughest natural fibers to strengthen concrete. Coconut fiber reinforced composites have been considered as a sustainable construction material because the fibers are derived from waste. These wastes, which are available in large quantities in Asia, have to be extracted from the husk of coconut fruits and must pass a me...
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free text keywords: Super Lightweight Concrete, Natural-fibers, compressive, tensile strength, lcsh:Engineering (General). Civil engineering (General), lcsh:TA1-2040, Composite material, Ultimate tensile strength, Fiber-reinforced composite, Compressive strength, Flexural strength, Materials science, Fiber, Natural fiber, Brick, Properties of concrete
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