Compressive and Tensile Strength of Natural Fibre-reinforced Cement base Composites
Al-Rafidain Engineering Journal (AREJ),
2007, Volume 15, Issue 2, Pages 42-51
This paper describes the effect of the addition of various volume fraction (0-%4) of short natural fibres on the behavior of the composites. An experimental work has been carried out to study the mechanical properties of Roselle fibre-reinforced cement composites. The results show that the tensile strength of composite increases, (this increase in strength is about 53%), while the compressive strength decreases as the fibre volume fraction is increased.
Keywords: Cement , Composites ,Compression , Mechanical Properties Natural Fibre ,Roselle Fibre, Strength, Tensile.
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