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Author Araya-Letelier, G.; Concha-Riedel, J.; Antico, F.C.; Valdes, C.; Caceres, G.
Title Influence of natural fiber dosage and length on adobe mixes damage-mechanical behavior Type
Year 2018 Publication Construction And Building Materials Abbreviated Journal Constr. Build. Mater.
Volume (down) 174 Issue Pages 645-655
Keywords Adobe mixes; Animal fiber; Mechanical properties; Damage control; Fiber-reinforced
Abstract This study addresses the use of a natural fiber (pig hair), a massive food-industry waste, as reinforcement in adobe mixes (a specific type of earthen material). The relevance of this work resides in the fact that earthen materials are still widely used worldwide because of their low cost, availability, and low environmental impact. Results show that adobe mixes' mechanical-damage behavior is sensitive to both (i) fiber dosage and (ii) fiber length. Impact strength and flexural toughness are increased, whereas shrinkage distributed crack width is reduced. Average values of compressive and flexural strengths are reduced as fiber dosage and length increase, as a result of porosity generated by fiber clustering. Based on the results of this work a dosage of 0.5% by weight of dry soil using 7 mm fibers is optimal to improve crack control, flexural toughness and impact strength without statistically affecting flexural and compressive strengths. (C) 2018 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.
Address [Araya-Letelier, G.] Pontificia Univ Catolica Chile, Fac Ingn, Escuela Construcc Civil, Ave Vicuna Mackenna 4860, Santiago 7820436, Chile, Email: gerardo.araya@uc.cl;
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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:000433656300061 Approved
Call Number UAI @ eduardo.moreno @ Serial 873
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