Characterization of Sisal Fibre Reinforced Concrete

  • Augustine Uche Elinwa Civil Engineering Programme, Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University, Nigeria
  • Stephen Pinder Ejeh Civil Engineering Dept., Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria – Nigeria
Keywords: Sisal fibre, Concrete beams

Abstract

Experimental characterization of sisal fibre reinforced concrete showed that incorporating fibre into the concrete mixture is beneficial. Optimum performance for a matrix having sisal fibre as reinforcement is at 3% fibre volume fraction (Vff), with 70mm fibre length (Lf) and at a water-cement ratio of 0.6. There is a load increase of 28% from the time the first crack was noticed to the time the beam finally failed and the toughness index for this beam is 2.32.

Keywords: Sisal fibre; Concrete beams; Compressive strength; Reinforcement; Toughness index
Published
2005-05-12
Section
Articles

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