Recent progress in the application of coconut and palm oil fibres in cement-based materials

Futami, Erika and Shafigh, Payam and Katman, Herda Yati Binti and Ibrahim, Zainah (2021) Recent progress in the application of coconut and palm oil fibres in cement-based materials. Sustainability, 13 (22). ISSN 2071-1050, DOI

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Cementitious materials are widely used in the construction industry. These materials have high compressive strength and huge environmental effects but low tensile and flexural strength. Thus, researching these materials to make them environmentally friendly is very important in terms of the sustainable development of the construction industry. In recent years, the amount of research about cementitious composites reinforced with natural fibre has increased annually. This review paper was presented to understand the latest research progress on these fibres and the needs of future research to encourage the construction industry to apply these materials. The optimum dosage of natural fibre depending on the purposes can improve the physical, mechanical and thermal properties of cementitious composites, and natural fibre is highly expected to become an alternative material of synthetic fibres, such as steel, plastic and carbon fibre.

Item Type: Article
Funders: Universiti Tenaga Nasional Internal Research Grant OPEX (J5100D4103)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Natural fibre; Cement-based materials; Composites; Sustainable materials; Mechanical properties; Durability; Thermal properties
Subjects: N Fine Arts > NA Architecture
T Technology > TA Engineering (General). Civil engineering (General)
Divisions: Faculty of the Built Environment
Depositing User: Ms. Juhaida Abd Rahim
Date Deposited: 28 Mar 2022 07:20
Last Modified: 28 Mar 2022 07:20

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