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IJSTR >> Volume 9 - Issue 8, August 2020 Edition



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

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Performance Evaluation Of Textile Fabric Fibre-Reinforced Concrete

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AUTHOR(S)

N. M. Musa, M. M. Lawan, Z. B. Baba and U. Mukhtar

 

KEYWORDS

Textile fabric fibre, concrete, compressive strength, flexural strength, splitting tensile strength, acid resistance, weight loss.

 

ABSTRACT

the use of fibres as reinforcement in concrete were investigated and reported by many research works and proved to be satisfactory in improving some properties of the concrete in which they were incorporated. In this paper, the utilization of textile fabric as fibre reinforcement in concrete was investigated. Compressive, flexural and splitting tensile strengths tests were conducted using 0%, 1%, 2%, and 3% of textile fabric fibres as additive. The performance of the textile fabric fibres concrete in acidic medium was also investigated. Compressive strength test at 28 days before immersion in acid, Weight loss assessment after immersion in acid at an interval of 3 days and strength loss assessment after immersion in 2% hydrochloric acid (HCl) medium for 27 days were carried out. The results show that the textile fabric fibres were feasible for use as fibre reinforcement in concrete. Also, nominal improvement of compressive, flexural and splitting tensile strengths of concrete due to the addition of textile fabric fibre at the optimum value of 2% addition was manifested. In conclusion and in contrast, the addition of the textile fabric fibre does not improve the concrete resistance in the acidic medium.

 

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