Toughness characteristics of Arenga pinnata fibre concrete

Razak, H.A. and Ferdiansyah, T. (2005) Toughness characteristics of Arenga pinnata fibre concrete. Journal of Natural Fibers, 2 (2). pp. 89-103. ISSN 1544-0478, DOI

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This paper reports the results of an investigation on the toughness characteristics of concrete containing Arenga pinnata fibre. Three fibre lengths of 15 mm, 25 mm, and 35 mm were used in two volume fractions, i.e., 0.6 and 0.8. The values of toughness, first crack deflection, first crack toughness, toughness indices, and residual strength factors are presented for ages up to 180 days. It was observed that the addition of Arenga pinnata fibre increased the toughness characteristic of concrete. However, it was observed that the positive effects of the fibre become less significant after 28 days, but still sufficient to give the concrete better toughness properties compared to the plain concrete.This is due to reaction of the fibres with the alkaline pore water in the cement matrix. © 2005 by The Haworth Press, Inc. All rights reserved.

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Additional Information: Cited By (since 1996):3 Export Date: 16 December 2013 Source: Scopus Language of Original Document: English Correspondence Address: Abdul Razak, H.; Civil Engineering Department, University Malaya, 50603 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia; email: References: Balaguru, P., Narahari, R., Patel, M., "Flexural toughness of steel fiber reinforced concrete" (1992) ACI Materials Journal, 89 (6), pp. 541-546. , November-December; Banthia, N., Trottier, J.-F., "Concrete reinforced with deformed steel fibers Part II: Toughness characteristic" (1995) ACI Materials Journal, 92 (2), pp. 146-154. , March-April; Banthia, N., Yan, C., "Shrinkage cracking in polyolefin FRC" (2000) ACI Materials Journal, 97 (4), pp. 432-437. , July-August; Berg, T.W., "Fiber reinforced concrete" (1993) The Technical Advisor, , June; Gao, J., Sun, W., Morino, K., "Mechanical properties of steel fiber-reinforced, high-strength, lightweight concrete" (1997) Cement and Concrete Composites, 19, pp. 307-313; Ghavami, K., Filho, R.D.T., Barbosa, N.P., "Behaviour of composite soil reinforced with natural fibres" (1999) Cement and Concrete Composites, 21, pp. 39-48; Marikunte, S., Aldea, C., Shah, S.P., "Durability of glass fiber reinforced cement composites: Effect of silica fume and metakaolin" (1997) Advanced Cement Based Materials, 5, pp. 100-108; Ozyildirim, C., Moen, C., Hladky, S., "Investigation of fiber-reinforced concrete for use in transportation structures" (1997) Virginia Transportation Research Council, , 97-R15, VTRC; Stephens, D., "Natural fibre reinforced concrete blocks" (1994) 20th WEDC Conference, pp. 317-321. , Colombo, Sri Lanka; Toutanji, H., Gomez, W., "Durability characteristic of concrete beams externally bonded with FRP composite sheets" (1997) Cement & Concrete Composites, 19, pp. 351-358; Trottier, J.F., Banthia, N., "Toughness characteristic of steel-fiber reinforced concrete" (1994) Journal of Materials in Civil Engineering, 6 (2), pp. 264-289. , May; Yao, W., Li, Z., "Flexural behavior of bamboo-fiber-reinforced mortar laminates" (2003) Cement & Concrete Research, 33, pp. 15-19; Zheng, Z., Feldman, D., "Synthetic fibre-reinforced concrete" (1995) Prog. Polymer Science, 20, pp. 185-210; Zia, P., Ahmad, S., Leming, M., "High-Performance Concretes A State-of-Art Report (1989-1994)" (1997), FHWA-RD-97-030, U.S. Department of TransportationUR -
Uncontrolled Keywords: Arenga pinnata, Fibre concrete, Toughness, concrete, fiber reinforced composite, natural fiber
Subjects: T Technology > TA Engineering (General). Civil engineering (General)
Divisions: Faculty of Engineering
Depositing User: Mr Jenal S
Date Deposited: 24 Jan 2014 15:04
Last Modified: 27 Oct 2014 05:28

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