Effect of Banana Fibers on Mechanical and Physical Properties of Light Weight Concrete Blocks

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This work was to investigate the mechanical and physical properties of light weight block with addition of banana fiber. The formulation series of concrete block were divided into two groups: banana fiber for replacing cement and sand, respectively. Banana fibers were varied from 0.0 to 7.5 %wt. and were evaluated by compressive testing, density and water absorption and changing length at water immersion of 28 days. Optimum formulation of concrete adding banana fiber is ratio of sand: cement: lime: gypsum: aluminum powder: banana fibers: 50: 27.5: 9: 9: 2: 2.5, respectively. The increase of water absorption and changing length were found with increase of fiber content whereas the density decreased. However, the mechanical and physical properties of banana fiber/concrete block were subject to standard according to Thai Industrial Standard 1505-2541. From this study, it indicates that banana fiber can be used as an alternative precursor material for producing the light weight and cost effectiveness block.

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Dr. Noppakun Sanpo, Dr. Jirasak Tharajak and Dr. Paisan Kanthang

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151-155

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W. Deelaman et al., "Effect of Banana Fibers on Mechanical and Physical Properties of Light Weight Concrete Blocks", Applied Mechanics and Materials, Vol. 879, pp. 151-155, 2018

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March 2018

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