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IJSTR >> Volume 2- Issue 11, November 2013 Edition

International Journal of Scientific & Technology Research  
International Journal of Scientific & Technology Research

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Study On Addition Of The Natural Fibers Into Concrete

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Saandeepani Vajje, Dr.N.R.Krishna murthy



Keywords:Natural inorganic fibers, Natural organic fibers, Fiber-cement ratio, Cube compressive strength, Cylinder compressive strength, Stress-strain curve, Workability, Young’s modulus



Abstract:The current manuscript deals with subject of addition of natural fibers to concrete in order to study the strength properties and also to observe if there is reduction in propagation of shrinkage crack problems. Basically natural fibers are of two types. Natural inorganic fibers such as Basalt, Asbestos etc and the other are the natural organic fibers such as coconut , palm, kenaf, jute, sisal, banana, pine, sugarcane, bamboo etc. The natural fibers are investigated by different researchers as construction materials that can be used in cement paste/mortar/concrete. This study may include the fiber properties, characteristics and compatibility between themselves. Also the comparisons and conclusion to be studied for different fiber-cement proportions. However all properties of concrete may not improve for the same proportions of different fibers. Some properties may be improved and same may be reduced, since each fiber has its own different properties. Totally the study deals with comparisons and differences between the different natural fibers



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