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Amazing Types, Properties, and Applications of Fibres in Construction Materials

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Civil and Infrastructure Engineering, School of Engineering, RMIT University, Melbourne 3000, Australia
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School of Engineering and Technology, CQUniversity, Melbourne 3000, Australia
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Department of Civil and Construction Engineering, Swinburne University of Technology, Hawthorn 3122, Australia
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School of Civil Engineering, Suranaree University of Technology, Nakhon Ratchasima 30000, Thailand,
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Faculty of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Universiti Tun Hussein Onn Malaysia (UTHM), Batu Pahat 86400, Malaysia
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Materials 2019, 12(16), 2513; https://doi.org/10.3390/ma12162513
Received: 12 July 2019 / Revised: 28 July 2019 / Accepted: 5 August 2019 / Published: 7 August 2019
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Sustainability in Construction and Building Materials)
Fibres have been used in construction materials for a very long time. Through previous research and investigations, the use of natural and synthetic fibres have shown promising results, as their presence has demonstrated significant benefits in terms of the overall physical and mechanical properties of the composite material. When comparing fibre reinforcement to traditional reinforcement, the ratio of fibre required is significantly less, making fibre reinforcement both energy and economically efficient. More recently, waste fibres have been studied for their potential as reinforcement in construction materials. The build-up of waste materials all around the world is a known issue, as landfill space is limited, and the incineration process requires considerable energy and produces unwanted emissions. The utilisation of waste fibres in construction materials can alleviate these issues and promote environmentally friendly and sustainable solutions that work in the industry. This study reviews the types, properties, and applications of different fibres used in a wide range of materials in the construction industry, including concrete, asphalt concrete, soil, earth materials, blocks and bricks, composites, and other applications. View Full-Text
Keywords: natural fibres; synthetic fibres; basalt fibres; waste fibres; fibre reinforcement; construction materials. concrete; asphalt; soil; composite materials; environmental impacts natural fibres; synthetic fibres; basalt fibres; waste fibres; fibre reinforcement; construction materials. concrete; asphalt; soil; composite materials; environmental impacts
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Mohajerani, A.; Hui, S.-Q.; Mirzababaei, M.; Arulrajah, A.; Horpibulsuk, S.; Abdul Kadir, A.; Rahman, M.T.; Maghool, F. Amazing Types, Properties, and Applications of Fibres in Construction Materials. Materials 2019, 12, 2513.

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