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Study of Utilization of Coconut Husk, Jute Fibers and Human Hairs as a Fiber Reinforcement in Concrete


Yogita Raghuwanshi , Rajiv Gandhi Proudyogiki Mahavidyalaya, Bhopal; Rajesh Joshi, Rajiv Gandhi Proudyogiki Mahavidyalaya, Bhopal


Coconut Husk, Human Hair, Jute Fiber Fiber, Concrete, Workability, Compressive Strength, Flexural Strength


India is a developing rural area and in various producing nations like India economical construction along with economical construction material plays a lively part in the growth of the nation. Waste material in construction can meet a fantastic role to make it economical and long-lasting due to some of its specific properties relevant to building materials. This dissertation shows comparative and experimental work on the usage of coconut husk, jute fibers and human hairs as fiber reinforcement in concrete. Human hair is a human body waste, jute fiber is a natural fiber and coconut husk is an uppermost portion of coconut which is likewise a waste material. In this project human hairs, jute fibers and coconut fibers are added in concrete by weight of cement in the ratio of 0.5%, 1%, 1.5%, 2%, 2.5 and 3%. Workability, flexural strength and compressive strength test are performed on concrete and their solution is being measured and compared. For this project M30 and M40 concrete is applied.

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Paper ID: IJSRDV4I110091
Published in: Volume : 4, Issue : 11
Publication Date: 01/02/2017
Page(s): 121-124

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