Comparing flexural behaviour of fibre-cement composites reinforced bagasse: wheat and eucalyptus

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    Abstract

    In this paper the applications of Agricultural Waste Fibres (AWF) are considered in producing the Fibre Cement Boards (FCB). Three different AWFs including bagasse, wheat and eucalyptus fibres as 2% and 4% by the weight of Portland cement, were used to produce FCB. Moreover, the effect of silica fume on flexural behaviour characteristics of FCB has been studied. The results show that the flexural behaviour of the FCBs depends on the type, length, diameter, aspect ratio and texture of fibres. Also for all groups with increasing fibre content from 2% to 4% of cement weight, maximum flexural strength increases. Moreover, silica fume could improve the flexural strength for all the groups.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)3661-3667
    Number of pages7
    JournalConstruction and Building Materials
    Volume25
    Issue number9
    Early online date22 Apr 2011
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - Sep 2011

    Keywords

    • fibre cement board
    • flexural behaviour
    • bagasse fibre
    • wheat fibre and eucalyptus fibre

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