Characterisation of cotton fibre-reinforced geopolymer composites
MetadataShow full item record
This paper describes the physical, mechanical and fracture behaviour of fly-ash based geopolymer reinforced with cotton fibres (0.3–1.0 wt%). Results show that the appropriate addition of cotton fibres can improve the mechanical properties of geopolymer composites. In particular, the flexural strength and the fracture toughness increase at an optimum fibre content of 0.5 wt%. However, as the fibre content increases, the density of geopolymer composites decreases due to an increase in porosity and tendency of fibre agglomeration.
NOTICE: this is the author’s version of a work that wasaccepted for publication in Composites Part B-Engineering.Changes resulting from the publishing process, such as peerreview, editing, corrections, structural formatting, and otherquality control mechanisms may not be reflected in thisdocument. Changes may have been made to this work sinceit was submitted for publication. A definitive version wassubsequently published in Composites Part B-Engineering,Vol.50, (2013). DOI: 10.1016/j.compositesb.2013.01.013
Showing items related by title, author, creator and subject.
Shaikh, Faiz; Haque, S. (2018)© 2018, The Author(s). This paper presents the behaviour of potassium activators synthesized fly ash geopolymer containing carbon and basalt fibre at ambient and elevated temperature. Six series of fly ash based geopolymer ...
Development of deflection hardening geopolymer based ductile fiber reinforced cementitious compositesAhmed, Shaikh (2013)Ductile fibre reinforced cementitious composites (DFRCC) are cement-based composites reinforced with short random fibres (metallic and/or non-metallic) which exhibit deflection-hardening and multiple-cracking behaviours ...
Comparative strain and deflection hardening behaviour of polyethylene fibre reinforced ambient air and heat cured geopolymer compositesShaikh, Faiz; Fairchild, A.; Zammar, R. (2018)This paper compares strain hardening and deflection hardening behaviour of polyethylene (PE) fibre reinforced two types of geopolymer composites. The first composite is heat cured fly ash based geopolymer composite while ...