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33. Toughness characteristics of palm fibre concrete



Title: 33. Toughness characteristics of palm fibre concrete
Author(s): H.A. Razak, T. Ferdiansyah
Paper category : conference
Book title: 6th International RILEM Symposium on Fibre Reinforced Concretes
Editor(s): M. di Prisco, R. Felicetti and G.A. Plizzari
Print-ISBN: 2-912143-51-9
e-ISBN: 2912143748
Publisher: RILEM Publications SARL
Publication year: 2004
Pages: 411 - 420
Total Pages: 10
Nb references: 16
Language: English


Abstract: This paper reports the results of an investigation on the toughness characteristics of concrete containing Ijuk fibre. Three fibre lengths of 15mm, 25mm, and 35mm were used in four volume fractions i.e. 0.2%, 0.4%, 0.6% and 0.8%. The values of toughness, first crack deflection, first crack toughness and toughness indices are presented for ages up to 90 days. It was observed that the addition of palm fibre increased the toughness charateristic of concrete. However it was observed that the positive effects of the fibre becomes less significant after 28 days, but still sufficient to give the concrete better toughness properties compared to the plain concrete.This is due to the reaction of the fibres with the alkaline pore water in the cement matrix.


Online publication: 2004-08-30
Publication type : full_text
Public price (Euros): 0.00


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