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Author (down) Araya-Letelier, G.; Antico, F.C.; Carrasco, M.; Rojas, P.; Garcia-Herrera, C.M. pdf  doi
  Title Effectiveness of new natural fibers on damage-mechanical performance of mortar Type
  Year 2017 Publication Construction And Building Materials Abbreviated Journal Constr. Build. Mater.  
  Volume 152 Issue Pages 672-682  
  Keywords Animal fiber; Fiber-reinforced mortar; Mechanical properties; Damage mitigation  
  Abstract Addition of fibers to cement-based materials improve tensile and flexural strength, fracture toughness, abrasion resistance, delay cracking, and reduce crack widths. Natural fibers have recently become more popular in the construction materials community. This investigation addresses the characterization of a new animal fiber (pig hair), a massive food-industry waste worldwide, and its use in mortars. Morphological, physical and mechanical properties of pig hair are determined in order to be used as reinforcement in mortars. A sensitivity analysis on the volumes of fiber in mortars is developed. The results from this investigation showed that reinforced mortars significantly improve impact strength, abrasion resistance, plastic shrinkage cracking, age at cracking, and crack widths as fiber volume increases. Other properties such as compressive and flexural strength, density, porosity and modulus of elasticity of reinforced mortars are not significantly affected by the addition of pig hair. (C) 2017 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.  
  Address [Araya-Letelier, G.; Carrasco, M.] Univ Adolfo Ibanez, Fac Ingn & Ciencias, Ave Diagonal Las Torres 2640, Santiago 7941169, Chile, Email:;  
  Corporate Author Thesis  
  Publisher Elsevier Sci Ltd Place of Publication Editor  
  Language English Summary Language Original Title  
  Series Editor Series Title Abbreviated Series Title  
  Series Volume Series Issue Edition  
  ISSN 0950-0618 ISBN Medium  
  Area Expedition Conference  
  Notes WOS:000411545600062 Approved  
  Call Number UAI @ eduardo.moreno @ Serial 803  
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