An Assessment of Flexural Improvement of Light Weight Concrete via Hybrid Fibres along with Sisal Fibres in Addition to Banana Fibres
S. Southamirajan, K. Anbarasi, S. Elango, Dhivyaprakash, B. Bharathdownload PDF
Abstract: Innate fibres, these days have become the topic of argument in the research field between different scientists to inculcate it in the formation of lightweight concrete mixture. This is due to a variety of rewards connected with natural fibres like recyclable, economical, availability in large quantity and its bio-degradability. Plenty of projects have been carried out in the production of natural fibre reinforced lightweight concrete. In this project, we would like to take the naturally existing fibre named sisal fibre and banana fibre as partial replacement material. The adding of natural fibre to the lightweight concrete will enhance the diverse strength parameters like flexural strength, compressive strength, and increase the ductile behaviour. In the current work, it is intended to explore the mechanical properties of lightweight concrete with substitution of sisal fibre and banana fibre for cement in different percentages. The compressive strength, flexural strength, deflection of the beam is calculated with the reflection of M30 concrete specimens. Totally 45 number of 500 x 100 x 100mm flexural member, 45 numbers of cubes and 45 numbers of cylinders are cast and tested. It is suggested that up to 1.5% substitution of sisal fibres and banana fibre with cement provide at M30 grade of concrete giveing the most beneficial increases of strength values. The assessment outcome indicated that the sisal fibres and banana fibre were efficient in improving the performance of lightweight concrete
Lightweight Concrete, Sisal Fibre, Banana Fibre, Hybrid Fibre
Published online 8/15/2021, 9 pages
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Citation: S. Southamirajan, K. Anbarasi, S. Elango, Dhivyaprakash, B. Bharath, An Assessment of Flexural Improvement of Light Weight Concrete via Hybrid Fibres along with Sisal Fibres in Addition to Banana Fibres, Materials Research Proceedings, Vol. 19, pp 77-85, 2021
The article was published as article 10 of the book Recent Advancements in Geotechnical Engineering
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