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THE MECHANICS OF NATURAL JUTE TEXTILE REINFORCED CONCRETE



Author(s): Maria Ernestina Alves Fidelis, Flávio de Andrade Silva, Romildo Dias Toledo Filho, Steffen Müller and Viktor Mechtcherine
Book Title: FERRO-11 – 11th International Symposium on Ferrocement and 3rd ICTRC - International Conference on Textile Reinforced Concrete
Editor: Wolfgang Brameshuber
Print-ISBN: 978-2-35158-152-0
e-ISBN: 978-2-35158-153-7
Publisher: RILEM Publications SARL
Publication year: 2015
Pages: 255-266
Total Pages: 12
Language: English


Abstract: This paper presents the preliminary results of an experimental program on the mechanical characterization of textile cementitious composites reinforced with natural jute fabrics. A matrix with a low calcium hydroxide content was used. A fiber surface treatment with styrene butadiene polymer was carried out in order to improve the fiber-matrix interface. Fiber-matrix pullout tests were performed inside an environmental scanning electron micro-scope to investigate the bond strength. The newly developed composites reinforced with 3 and 5 layers of jute fabrics were tested under tensile load. The pullout results showed that the polymer coating increased the fiber-matrix chemical affinity. The composites showed a strain hardening behavior accompanied by the formation of multiple cracks.


Online publication: 2015
Publication Type: full_text
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