Eco-friendly self-consolidating concrete production with reinforcing jute fiber.

Rakibul, Hassan and Md. Habibur Rahman, Sobuz and Abu Sayed, Mohammad Akid and Md. Robiul, Awall and Moustafa, Houda and Ayan, Saha and Md. Montaseer, Meraz and Md. Saiful, Islam and Norsuzailina, Mohamed Sutan (2023) Eco-friendly self-consolidating concrete production with reinforcing jute fiber. Journal of Building Engineering, 63 (PART A). pp. 1-23. ISSN 2352-7102

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Self-consolidating concrete (SCC) has many advantages compared to traditional concrete. How�ever, it often suffers from high brittleness that limits its various applications. Reinforcing the SCC by fiber inclusion can be a fruitful way to enhance its performance. This study aims to investigate how the rheological and mechanical characteristics of SCC are affected by the addition of jute fibers for a specific length of 20 mm at various volumetric fractions of 0.1%, 0.25%, 0.50%, 0.75%, and 1%. Slump flow, J-ring flow, V-funnel, L-box, and Sieve stability tests were performed to investigate the rheological properties of jute fiber reinforced self-consolidating concrete (JFR�SCC); while, compressive, splitting tensile, and flexural strength tests were conducted to deter�mine mechanical properties at 7 and 28 days. Scanning electron microscopy (SEM) testing was also used to examine the microstructures of JFR-SCC. These rheological and hardened states were then compared with the control SCC. JFR-SCC performed satisfactorily in terms of flowability, viscosity, and segregation resistance. However, adding more than 0.25% jute fiber in SCC mixes significantly affected the passing ability. The maximum improvements in compressive, splitting tensile, and flexural strength were 2%, 21%, and 18%, respectively, over the reference mix at 28 days. The jute fibers can fill the microcracks in concrete and prolong the ultimate failure. Hence, SCC with jute fiber can be adopted as an eco-friendly alternative to SCC with artificial fibers.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Self-consolidating concrete, Jute fiber, Rheological properties, Mechanical properties, Microcracks.
Subjects: T Technology > TA Engineering (General). Civil engineering (General)
T Technology > TG Bridge engineering
T Technology > TH Building construction
Divisions: Academic Faculties, Institutes and Centres > Faculty of Engineering
Faculties, Institutes, Centres > Faculty of Engineering
Depositing User: Mohamed Sutan
Date Deposited: 19 Jun 2023 00:05
Last Modified: 19 Jun 2023 00:05

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