Indian Journal of Science and Technology
Year: 2018, Volume: 11, Issue: 47, Pages: 1-9
Grace O. Manlapas*, Leovigildo E. Cardenas and Ernesto T. Anacta
*Author for correspondence
Grace O. Manlapas,
College of Engineering, Eastern Samar State University, Borongan City, 6800, Philippines; [email protected]
Objective: To determine the quality attributes of aggregates as to sieve analysis, unit weight, specific gravity, water absorption, moisture content; and the strength of concrete after 14 and 28 days curing period. Methods/Analysis: Concrete samples were produced with 1% and 3% bamboo fibers as additives using the class a mixture of 1:2:4 with the control sample. Compressive and flexural strength tests were conducted and evaluated. Findings: The concrete samples with 1% and 3% bamboo fibers yielded an average value of 23.88 MPa and 25.21 MPa respectively, while the concrete beam samples with 1% and 3% bamboo fibers yielded an average value of 3.26 MPa and 3.36 MPa respectively. All passed the allowable compressive and flexural strength. Improvement: Addition of the bamboo fiber increased the compressive and flexural strength of concrete.
Keywords: Bamboo Fiber, Component, Concrete, Material, Utilization
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