Tire-Based Anti-Seismic Fibers to Increase the Ductility of Traditional Hydraulic Lime Concrete

Tire-Based Anti-Seismic Fibers to Increase the Ductility of Traditional Hydraulic Lime Concrete

Abderrahim BELABID, Hajar AKHZOUZ, Hanane ELMINOR, Hassan ELMINOR

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Abstract: Fibers have been widely used in construction since antiquity to reinforce raw earth or lime-based mortar. They prevent the propagation of micro-cracks and improve cohesion and shear strength. High-elasticity and plasticity fibers also enhance the material’s capacity to absorb energy. The aim of this paper is to investigate the possibility of improving the seismic behavior of traditional buildings through the incorporation of fibers extracted from waste tires known for their high ductility. The objective is to recycle this non-biodegradable waste and utilize its mechanical characteristics to enhance the seismic performance of traditional buildings. Rubber fibers were incorporated at a rate of 1.5% and 3% on a comparative traditional hydraulic lime concrete. Ductility parameters are estimated from the analysis of stress-strain diagrams obtained by applying uniaxial compression tests in accordance with French standards NF P94-420, and NF P94-425. The results show a significant improvement in the traditional hydraulic lime concrete ductility after the addition of fibers made from tire waste. This method will enable the recycling of tire waste, environmental protection, and enhanced seismic performance of traditional structures. The aspects to be addressed for the development of research fields on earthquake-resistant fiber technology were also formulated.

Earthquake-Resistant Fibers, Traditional Lime Concrete, Tire Recycling, Rubber, Ductility

Published online 3/15/2024, 11 pages
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Citation: Abderrahim BELABID, Hajar AKHZOUZ, Hanane ELMINOR, Hassan ELMINOR, Tire-Based Anti-Seismic Fibers to Increase the Ductility of Traditional Hydraulic Lime Concrete, Materials Research Proceedings, Vol. 40, pp 1-11, 2024

DOI: https://doi.org/10.21741/9781644903117-1

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