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Fibers and Polymers

, Volume 5, Issue 3, pp 187–197 | Cite as

Compressive and flexural properties of hemp fiber reinforced concrete

  • Zhijian Li
  • Lijing Wang
  • Xungai Wang
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Abstract

The compressive and flexural properties of hemp fiber reinforced concretes (FRC) were examined in this paper. Natural hemp fiber was mixed using dry and wet mixing methods to fabricate the FRC. Mechanical properties of the FRC were investigated. The main factors affecting compressive and flexural properties of the FRC materials were evaluated with an orthogonal test design. Fiber content by weight has the largest effect. The method for casting hemp FRC has been optimised. Under the optimum conditions, compressive strength increased by 4 %, flexural strength increased by 9 %, flexural toughness increased by 144 %, and flexural toughness index increased by 214 %.

Keywords

Hemp Fiber reinforced concrete (FRC) Mixing methods Compressive and flexural properties 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.School of Engineering and TechnologyDeakin UniversityVICAustralia

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