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Effect of fiber length variations on mechanical and physical properties of coir fiber reinforced cement-albument composites (CFRCC)

Ahmad, Zuraida and Sarifuddin, Nurshahida and Iis, Sopyan and Halim, Zahurin (2011) Effect of fiber length variations on mechanical and physical properties of coir fiber reinforced cement-albument composites (CFRCC). IIUM Engineering Journal, 12 (1). pp. 63-75. ISSN 1511-788X

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Abstract

This paper evaluated the effect of fiber length on the mechanical and physical performance of coir fiber reinforced cement-a1humen composites (CFRCC). Albumen protein was added as a hinder and the coir fibers with the lengths of 0 (control cement composite). 2.5. 5, 10 and 20 mm was used as partial replacement of the cement mixture. Flexural and compressive strength, hulk density, moisture content and water absorption were investigated. The experimental investigations revealed that increasing in length of fiber increase the tlexura1 strength. Incorporation of long fiber into the cement paste however, decreased the workability and thus introduced voids which resulted in low density. In fact, the water absorption and moisture content were also increased.

Item Type: Article (Journal)
Additional Information: 3254/1988
Uncontrolled Keywords: Egg albumen, cement, coir fiber, biopolymer, matrix, composite
Subjects: T Technology > T Technology (General) > T175 Industrial research. Research and development
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Kulliyyah of Engineering
Kulliyyah of Engineering > Department of Manufacturing and Materials Engineering
Depositing User: Dr Zuraida Ahmad
Date Deposited: 19 Sep 2011 10:40
Last Modified: 05 Oct 2011 08:52
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/1988

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