A Review on Application of Natural fibre in Structural Reinforcement: Challenges of Properties Adaptation
The foray of natural fibre reinforced composite in structural application is not new and researchers are currently considering different approaches of maximizing its performance. In many published works, natural fibres have enjoyed reasonable patronage in cooling applications and in cementitious structural materials. The moisture affinity of these fibres is another challenge that have dominated literature for ages. Moreover, modification of natural fibre in structural application is a herculean tasks that have not been established in many published works. In this work, properties and characteristics variation of natural fibre in structural reinforcement are discussed. Substantial part of this work is also dedicated to main properties inherent in natural fibre inimical to structural applications. It is expected that this work will assist researchers to formulate new compatible matrix materials suitable for further research works.