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Experimental Study on Engineering Properties of Cement Concrete Reinforced with Nylon and Jute Fibers

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Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Universiti Teknologi PETRONAS, Bandar Seri Iskandar, Tronoh 31750, Perak, Malaysia
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Centre for Future Materials (CFM), School of Civil Engineering and Surveying, University of Southern Queensland, Toowoomba, QLD 4350, Australia
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The Key Laboratory of Urban Security and Disaster Engineering of Ministry of Education, Beijing University of Technology, 100 Pingleyuan, Beijing 100124, China
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Department of Civil Engineering, Covenant University, PMB 1023, Ota 112233, Nigeria
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Department of Civil Engineering, Mehran University of Engineering and Technology, Jamshoro 76062, Sindh, Pakistan
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Department of Civil Engineering, Quaid-e-Awam University of Engineering, Science & Technology, Larkana Campus, Larkana 77150, Sindh, Pakistan
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Academic Editor: Pavel Reiterman
Buildings 2021, 11(10), 454; https://doi.org/10.3390/buildings11100454
Received: 23 August 2021 / Revised: 25 September 2021 / Accepted: 26 September 2021 / Published: 2 October 2021
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Advanced Concrete Materials in Construction)
The use of synthetic fiber and natural fiber for concrete production has been continuously investigated. Most of the materials have become popular for their higher flexibility, durability, and strength. However, the current study explores the engineering properties of cement concrete reinforced with nylon and jute fibers together. Varying proportions and lengths of nylon and jute fibers were utilized in the concrete mixture. Hence, the combined effects of nylon and jute fibers on workability, density, water absorption, compressive, tensile, flexural strength, and drying shrinkage of concrete were investigated. Results showed that concrete with 1% of nylon and jute fibers together by the volume fraction showed a maximum enhancement of the compressive strength, split tensile strength, and flexural strength by 11.71%, 14.10%, and 11.04%, respectively, compared to the control mix of concrete at 90 days. However, the water absorption of concrete increased with increasing nylon and jute fiber contents. The drying shrinkage of concrete decreased with the addition of nylon and jute fibers together after 90 days. Thus, the sparing application of both nylon and jute fiber as discussed in this study can be adopted for concrete production. View Full-Text
Keywords: nylon fiber; jute fiber; reinforcement material; concrete; fresh and hardened properties nylon fiber; jute fiber; reinforcement material; concrete; fresh and hardened properties
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Bheel, N.; Tafsirojjaman, T.; Liu, Y.; Awoyera, P.; Kumar, A.; Keerio, M.A. Experimental Study on Engineering Properties of Cement Concrete Reinforced with Nylon and Jute Fibers. Buildings 2021, 11, 454. https://doi.org/10.3390/buildings11100454

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Bheel N, Tafsirojjaman T, Liu Y, Awoyera P, Kumar A, Keerio MA. Experimental Study on Engineering Properties of Cement Concrete Reinforced with Nylon and Jute Fibers. Buildings. 2021; 11(10):454. https://doi.org/10.3390/buildings11100454

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Bheel, Naraindas, T. Tafsirojjaman, Yue Liu, Paul Awoyera, Aneel Kumar, and Manthar A. Keerio 2021. "Experimental Study on Engineering Properties of Cement Concrete Reinforced with Nylon and Jute Fibers" Buildings 11, no. 10: 454. https://doi.org/10.3390/buildings11100454

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