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Amazing types, properties, and applications of fibres in construction materials

journal contribution
posted on 11.11.2019, 00:00 by A Mohajerani, S-Q Hui, Mehdi MirzababaeiMehdi Mirzababaei, A Arulrajah, S Horpibulsuk, A Abdul Kadir, MT Rahman, F Maghool
Fibres have been used in construction materials for a very long time. Through previous research and investigations, the use of natural and synthetic fibres have shown promising results, as their presence has demonstrated significant benefits in terms of the overall physical and mechanical properties of the composite material. When comparing fibre reinforcement to traditional reinforcement, the ratio of fibre required is significantly less, making fibre reinforcement both energy and economically efficient. More recently, waste fibres have been studied for their potential as reinforcement in construction materials. The build-up of waste materials all around the world is a known issue, as landfill space is limited, and the incineration process requires considerable energy and produces unwanted emissions. The utilisation of waste fibres in construction materials can alleviate these issues and promote environmentally friendly and sustainable solutions that work in the industry. This study reviews the types, properties, and applications of different fibres used in a wide range of materials in the construction industry, including concrete, asphalt concrete, soil, earth materials, blocks and bricks, composites, and other applications.

History

Volume

12

Issue

16

Start Page

1

End Page

45

Number of Pages

45

eISSN

1996-1944

Publisher

MDPI AG, Switzerland

Additional Rights

CC BY 4.0

Language

en

Peer Reviewed

Yes

Open Access

Yes

Acceptance Date

05/08/2019

External Author Affiliations

Universiti Tun Hussein Onn Malaysia (UTHM), Malaysia; RMIT University; Swinburne University of Technology; Suranaree University of Technology, Thailand

Era Eligible

Yes

Journal

Materials