Center for Academic Enrichment and Outreach
University of Nevada, Las Vegas; Center for Academic Enrichment and Outreach
Las Vegas, NV
This poster exhibits the testing and research done on general Portland Cement Concrete with the addition of coir (coconut) fibers as reinforcement. Using the fundamental constituents of cement (water, cement, fine and coarse aggregate) and processed coir fiber, concrete specimens were batched to test for compressive and flexural strengths (per appropriate ASTM standards). Cylindrical and rectangular beam specimens were subjected to loadings until failure occurred. The capacity and modes of failures of the specimens were observed. It was determined that:
• The addition of processed coir fibers decreases the overall strength of general Portland Cement Concrete. • The tested concrete’s mode of failure was improved by the reinforcing strains; immediate collapse was prevented. • Further research on the methods and constituents of Coir Fiber Reinforced Concrete is to be expanded upon to determine the fibers’ optimal utilization.
Concrete; Fiber; Reinforced; Coconut; Compressive; Tensile; Bending; Stress; Coir; Cement; Beam; Cylinder; Strength
Architectural Engineering | Civil and Environmental Engineering | Civil Engineering | Environmental Engineering | Geotechnical Engineering
De La Serna, J.,
Coir Fiber Reinforced Concrete.
Available at: https://digitalscholarship.unlv.edu/aanapisi_posters/48