Applicability of Using Natural Fibers for Reinforcing Concrete
The demand for applying sustainability in the construction industry increases the necessity of using natural materials in concrete production. Plant-based natural fibers are cost effective renewable materials which considered a potential way to support sustainable development in both urban and rural regions. This paper investigates the potential of using sugarcane bagasse, palm trunk and banana fibers as concrete reinforcement by determining the effect of different volume percentages of these fiber on the mechanical properties of concrete. The percentage of fiber used was 0.5%, 1.0% and 1.5% for sugarcane, 1%, 2%, and 3% for Palm Trunk, and 0.3%, 0.5%, 0.7%, and 1% for banana. Results showed that the optimum value of sugarcane, and banana is 0.5%, 4% respectively. In addition, the addition of 1%, 2%, and 3% of palm trunk fiber improved the mechanical properties of concrete.
Faculty of Arts and Design
Physical Sciences, General Engineering
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El-Nadoury, Wegdan W., "Applicability of Using Natural Fibers for Reinforcing Concrete" (2020). Faculty of Arts and Design. 18.