Physico-mechanical and thermal gravimetric analysis of adobe masonry units reinforced with plantain pseudo-stem fibres for sustainable construction

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Ige, O. and Danso, H. (2020). Physico-mechanical and thermal gravimetric analysis of adobe masonry units reinforced with plantain pseudo-stem fibres for sustainable construction. Construction and Building Materials. 273, p. 121686. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.conbuildmat.2020.121686
AuthorsIge, O. and Danso, H.
Abstract This study investigated the physico-mechanical and thermal properties of plantain pseudo-stem fibre reinforced adobe masonry units. Experimental protocols with 0, 0.25, 0.5, 0.75 and 1% weight of fibres to soil were used to prepare adobe masonry unit and tested for their properties. The fibre reinforced specimens recorded 53 and 33% improvement of tensile strength and compressive strength, respectively as compared with the unreinforced specimens. It was further revealed that the fibre reinforced adobe specimen had 18.42% more thermal resistance than the unreinforced adobe specimen. The study recommends plantain pseudo-stem fibre (0.5–0.75%) for inclusion in adobe masonry units for construction application.
Year2020
JournalConstruction and Building Materials
Journal citation273, p. 121686
PublisherElsevier
ISSN09500618
Digital Object Identifier (DOI)https://doi.org/10.1016/j.conbuildmat.2020.121686
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Online03 Dec 2020
Print01 Mar 2021
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Accepted11 Nov 2020
Deposited19 Mar 2021
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