Tensile characteristics of coconut fibers reinforced mortar composites

Riana H. Lumingkewas, Heru Purnomo, Gilles Ausias, Dedi Priadi, Thibaut Lecompte, Arnaud Perrot

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Abstract

Natural fibers such as coconut fibers are numerous in Indonesia. The tensile strength of coconut fibers produced in this country is among the highest of natural fibers ones. This paper is to determine the tensile strength of coconut fibers with or without special treatment (water washing dry) and assessment the ability of coconut fiber for reinforcement in mortar composites. Experimental observations on coconut fibers and mortars carried out. There were tensile tests and scanning electron microscopy (SEM) providing microstructural properties of coconut fibers. The results showed that the coconut fibers treatment increases tensile strength and provides higher failure strain values. It showed that coconut fibers largely improved tensile strength behavior of mortar composites. To a conclusion, the coconut fibers are able to be used as reinforcement for ductile mortar composites.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2012 International Conference on Engineering Materials, ICEM 2012
Pages269-273
Number of pages5
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 19 Feb 2013
Event2012 International Conference on Engineering Materials, ICEM 2012 - , Singapore
Duration: 30 Dec 201231 Dec 2012

Publication series

NameAdvanced Materials Research
Volume651
ISSN (Print)1022-6680

Conference

Conference2012 International Conference on Engineering Materials, ICEM 2012
Country/TerritorySingapore
Period30/12/1231/12/12

Keywords

  • Coconut fibers
  • Composite
  • Microstructure
  • Tensile strength

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