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Author Antico, F.C.; Rojas, P.; Briones, F.; Araya-Letelier, G. doi  openurl
  Title Animal fibers as water reservoirs for internal curing of mortars and their limits caused by fiber clustering Type
  Year 2021 Publication Construction And Building Materials Abbreviated Journal Constr. Build. Mater.  
  Volume 267 Issue Pages 120918  
  Keywords Internal curing; Animal fiber; Reinforced mortar; Fiber clusters; Valorized waste; Macroscopic properties; Durability  
  Abstract We present a bottom-up experimental research to address evidence of internal curing of mortars using randomly distributed pig-hair as water reservoirs. Plain and reinforced mortars with pig hair ranging from 0 to 8 kg of fibers per cubic meter of mortar were prepared. The microstructures of plain and reinforced mortars were scanned using electron microscopy and the microhardnesses were measured within

the bulk cement paste and cement paste near pig fibers. Electrical resistivity, surface absorption, and residual compressive strength of mortars after freeze-thaw cycles were used to test the effects of internal curing caused by pig hair. Natural fibers used to reinforce mortars increase their toughness and provide

part of the necessary water for internal curing, yet internal curing originated by the addition of natural fibers is not proportional to fiber dosage; where the potential to form fiber clusters increases as fiber dosage increases. Results show that there is an optimum fiber dosage that maximizes internal curing

caused by these fibers. This study contributes to the research on reinforced mortars with natural fibers to provide sustainable solutions for construction materials.
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  ISSN 0950-0618 ISBN Medium  
  Area Expedition Conference  
  Notes WOS:000604573000032 Approved  
  Call Number UAI @ alexi.delcanto @ Serial 1267  
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