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Jute fibre reinforcement of Adobe Brick as a means to providing cheap and sustainable housing

Jute fibre reinforcement of Adobe Brick as a means to providing cheap and sustainable housing

Mohammed Ahmed, Faisal and Lucas, Sandra (2016) Jute fibre reinforcement of Adobe Brick as a means to providing cheap and sustainable housing. In: XII International Conference on Structural Repair and Rehabilitation CINPAR 2016, 26 - 29 October 2016, Porto, Portugal. (Unpublished)

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Abstract

The need for sustainable construction has continued to generate momentum, in particular, finding alternative to steel reinforcement and concrete construction. In present research, the mechanical properties of adobe have been sought to serve as the alternative. In addition, several fibrous materials were combined with adobe and investigated for its strength. To ensure the long-term durability of adobe, this study investigated thoroughly the effect of jute fibre on the strength of adobe bricks and a conclusion was drawn. The developed composite shows a positive correlation between jute fibre addition and strength of adobe bricks. The compressive strength increased significantly with the addition of jute fibre and the minimum compressive strength achieved satisfied the strength requirement for adobe bricks.

Item Type: Conference or Conference Paper (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Adobe; Fibres; Sustainable Construction
Subjects: T Technology > TA Engineering (General). Civil engineering (General)
Faculty / Department / Research Group: Faculty of Engineering & Science
Faculty of Engineering & Science > Department of Engineering Science
Last Modified: 24 Feb 2017 12:46
Selected for GREAT 2016: None
Selected for GREAT 2017: None
Selected for GREAT 2018: None
URI: http://gala.gre.ac.uk/id/eprint/16344

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