Physical and chemical modifications of plant fibres for reinforcement in cementitious composites

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Abstract

This paper highlights the physical and chemical surface modifications of plant fibre (PF) for attaining suitable properties as reinforcements in cementitious composites. Untreated PF faces insufficient adhesion between the fibres and matrix due to high levels of moisture absorption and poor wettability. These conditions accelerate degradation of the fibre in the composite. It is also essential to reduce the risk of hydrophilic PF conditions with surface modification, to enhance the mechanical properties of the fibres. Fibres that undergo chemical and physical modifications had been proven to exhibit improved fibre-matrix interfacial adhesion in the composite and contribute to better composite mechanical properties. This paper also gives some recommendations for future research on chemical and physical modifications of PF.

Original languageEnglish
Article number5185806
JournalAdvances in Civil Engineering
Volume2019
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2019

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Chemical modification
Reinforcement
Fibers
Composite materials
Surface treatment
Adhesion
Mechanical properties
Wetting
Moisture
Degradation

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Physical and chemical modifications of plant fibres for reinforcement in cementitious composites. / Ahmad, R.; Hamid, Roszilah; Osman, Siti Aminah.

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