Strength And Fracture Of Earth-Based And Natural Fiber-Reinforced Composites

ABSTRACT

This study examined the mechanical properties of earth-based materials that are relevant to the future development of affordable housing. Earthcrete structures were produced by mixing various proportions of laterites, clay and cement, while natural fibre-reinforced composites were produced by mixing earth-based matrices with natural fibre (Straw). Mechanical testing showed that optimum performance of the various samples was obtained at a fibre content of 20% by volume, with compressive strength values of about 2.91 MPa, flexural strength values of about 34.4 MPa and fracture toughness in the range of 1.40 – 1.50 MPa . The results indicate that the mechanical performance of the composites being studied is in line with those in prior studies on natural fiber-reinforced cementious matrix composites. 

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APA

KABIRU, M (2021). Strength And Fracture Of Earth-Based And Natural Fiber-Reinforced Composites. Afribary. Retrieved from https://afribary.com/works/strength-and-fracture-of-earth-based-and-natural-fiber-reinforced-composites

MLA 8th

KABIRU, MUSTAPHA "Strength And Fracture Of Earth-Based And Natural Fiber-Reinforced Composites" Afribary. Afribary, 13 Apr. 2021, https://afribary.com/works/strength-and-fracture-of-earth-based-and-natural-fiber-reinforced-composites. Accessed 25 May. 2024.

MLA7

KABIRU, MUSTAPHA . "Strength And Fracture Of Earth-Based And Natural Fiber-Reinforced Composites". Afribary, Afribary, 13 Apr. 2021. Web. 25 May. 2024. < https://afribary.com/works/strength-and-fracture-of-earth-based-and-natural-fiber-reinforced-composites >.

Chicago

KABIRU, MUSTAPHA . "Strength And Fracture Of Earth-Based And Natural Fiber-Reinforced Composites" Afribary (2021). Accessed May 25, 2024. https://afribary.com/works/strength-and-fracture-of-earth-based-and-natural-fiber-reinforced-composites