Physical, mechanical and durability properties of soil building blocks reinforced with natural fibres

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Abstract

This study investigates the properties of soil blocks stabilised with fibres from agricultural waste. Laboratory experiments including density, water absorption, shrinkage, compressive strength, tensile strength, wearing and erosion were conducted on soil blocks made with two soil types and enhanced with three fibre types at 0.25 - 1 wt.% t. It was found that the physical, mechanical and durability properties of the blocks were generally improved and a recommendation of 0.5 wt.% fibre content and high clayey soil are made. Many assumptions about relationships between properties established for binder stabilised blocks are found to be inappropriate for fibre reinforced blocks.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)797-809
JournalConstruction and Building Materials
Volume101
Issue number1
Early online date10 Nov 2015
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 30 Dec 2015

Keywords

  • agricultural waste fibres
  • natural fibres
  • soil blocks
  • density
  • water absorption
  • linear shrinkage
  • compressive strength
  • tensile strenght
  • erosion

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