Mechanical Properties of a Cement Mortar Reinforced with Arundo donax L. Reeds

CLARA E. FERRANDEZ-, GARCIA and JAVIER ANDREU, -RODRIGUEZ and MANUEL FERRANDEZ-, VILLENA and MARIA T. FERRANDEZ, -GARCIA, (2014) Mechanical Properties of a Cement Mortar Reinforced with Arundo donax L. Reeds. In: Second International Conference on Advances In Civil, Structural and Environmental Engineering- ACSEE 2014, 25 - 26 October 2014, Zurich, Switzerland.

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The lack of technical information on the use of local building materials has driven the consumers to use industrializad construction materials. There is a lot of research on manufacturing concrete reinforced with agro-residues such as: coconut shell; sisal; sugar cane bagasse; bamboo; jute; wood; hemp; and bananama). But the fibre most used to reinforce cement has been the bamboo species. The giant reed (Arundo donax L.) is a plant with a hollow stem that resembles a bamboo. The purpose of this study was to use giant reeds to reinforce cement mortars in order to provide some technical data on the traditional building uses of this plant, and to manufacture a new product based on the ancient mediterranean building techniques.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Giant reed, cement mortar, compressive strength, flexural strength.
Depositing User: Mr. John Steve
Date Deposited: 30 May 2019 08:32
Last Modified: 30 May 2019 08:32

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