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Modelling predicting the effect of palm bunch fibres on the strength properties of concrete

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dc.contributor.author Yalley, P.P.
dc.contributor.author Poku, O.M.
dc.contributor.author Zievie, P.
dc.date.accessioned 2019-11-28T10:07:06Z
dc.date.available 2019-11-28T10:07:06Z
dc.date.issued 2016
dc.identifier.uri http://ir.uew.edu.gh/xmlui/handle/123456789/349
dc.description Published in Sustainable Construction Materials and Technologies en_US
dc.description.abstract This research describes experimental studies on the use of palm bunch fibre as enhancement of concrete. The addition of palm bunch-fibres significantly improved many of the engineering properties of the concrete, notably toughness and tensile strength. The ability to resist cracking and spalling were also enhanced. However, the addition of fibres adversely affected the compressive strength. An increase in fibre weight fraction provided a consistent increase in ductility up to the optimum content (0.5%) with corresponding fibre aspect ratio of 125. The increase in toughness, could be attributed to the fact that, the fibre presence in the concrete contributed greatly in offering restrain to early twist in the concrete hence, much energy was needed to debond and stretch the fibres. Palm bunch fibres have been used to enhance concrete, and have proven to improve the toughness and the tensile stress of the concrete of which concrete with fibres as enhancement seems to address. However, the problem of long term durability has not yet been solved in this study. ? 2016 International Committee of the SCMT conferences. All rights reserved. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher International Committee of the SCMT conferences en_US
dc.title Modelling predicting the effect of palm bunch fibres on the strength properties of concrete en_US
dc.type Other en_US


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