publication . Article . 2013

Post-cracking behavior of blocks, prisms, and small concrete walls reinforced with plant fiber

Soto, I. I.; Ramalho, M. A.; Izquierdo, O. S.;
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  • Published: 01 Aug 2013 Journal: Revista IBRACON de Estruturas e Materiais (issn: 1983-4195, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: Instituto Brasileiro do Concreto (IBRACON)
Structural masonry using concrete blocks promotes the rationalization of construction projects, lowering the final cost of a building through the elimination of forms and the reduction of the consumption of reinforcement bars. Moreover, production of a block containing a combination of concrete and vegetable fiber sisal results in a unit with properties such as mechanical strength, stiffness, flexibility, ability to absorb energy, and post-cracking behavior that are comparable to those of a block produced with plain concrete. Herein are reported the results of a study on the post-cracking behavior of blocks, prisms, and small walls reinforced with sisal fibers (...
free text keywords: fibra vegetal, comportamento pós-fissuração, alvenaria estrutural, vegetable fiber, post-cracking behavior, structural masonry, Building construction, TH1-9745
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