Influence of calcined nanoclay on fracture toughness of NaOH-treated hemp fabric reinforced cement nanocomposites
|dc.contributor.author||Low, It Meng|
|dc.identifier.citation||Hakamy, A. and Shaikh, F. and Low, I.M. 2015. Influence of calcined nanoclay on fracture toughness of NaOH-treated hemp fabric reinforced cement nanocomposites, pp. 657-662.|
Copyright © 2015 ISEC Press.The influence of calcined nanoclay (CNC) on the porosity and fracture toughness of treated hemp fabric-reinforced cement nanocomposites is presented in this paper. Characterisation of microstructure is investigated using Quantitative X-ray Diffraction Analysis (QXDA) and High Resolution Transmission Electron Microscopy (HRTEM). An optimum replacement of ordinary Portland cement with 1 wt% CNC is observed through reduced porosity and increased fracture toughness of treated hemp fabricreinforced nanocomposite. The microstructural analysis indicates that the CNC affect not only as a filler to improve the microstructure, but also as the activator to support the pozzolanic reaction and thus improved the adhesion between the treated hemp fabric and the matrix. Cost-benefit analysis indicates the benefit of such cement econanocomposites to develop new environmentally friendly nanomaterials and it can be used for various construction applications such as, ceilings and roofs.
|dc.title||Influence of calcined nanoclay on fracture toughness of NaOH-treated hemp fabric reinforced cement nanocomposites|
|dcterms.source.title||ISEC 2015 - 8th International Structural Engineering and Construction Conference: Implementing Innovative Ideas in Structural Engineering and Project Management|
|dcterms.source.series||ISEC 2015 - 8th International Structural Engineering and Construction Conference: Implementing Innovative Ideas in Structural Engineering and Project Management|
|curtin.department||Department of Civil Engineering|
|curtin.accessStatus||Fulltext not available|
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