IJMTES – EXPERIMENTAL STUDIES ON COCONUT FIBRE AND BANANA FIBRE REINFORCED CONCRETE

Journal Title : International Journal of Modern Trends in Engineering and Science

Paper Title : EXPERIMENTAL STUDIES ON COCONUT FIBRE AND BANANA FIBRE REINFORCED CONCRETE

Author’s Name : Raphael Chacko | Dr S Hema  unnamed

Volume 03 Issue 07 2016

ISSN no:  2348-3121

Page no: 208-211

Abstract – This research describes experimental studies on the use of coconut fibre and banana fibre to enhance the strength andapplications of concrete. These natural fibres have excellent physical and mechanical properties and can be utilized more effectively. They are economical (zero cost), with no chemicals. The addition of coconut-fibres and banana fibres significantly improved many of the engineering properties of the concrete notably compressive strength, tensile strength and flexural strength. The ability to resist cracking and spalling were also enhanced. Thus it acts as a natural admixture giving additional properties to the ordinary cement concrete. In this context six different percentages of coconut fibres and banana fibres (5%, 10%, 15%, 20%, 25% and 30%) having 40mm length were used. M20 concrete and Ordinary Portland cement of grade 43 was used. The coconut fibre and banana fibre reinforced concrete are tested for compressive strength, splitting tensile strength, flexural strength at different ages.      

Keywords— Fibre Reinforced Concrete, Coconut Fibre, Banana Fibre, Material Properties, Hardened Concrete Properties  

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