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Computers and Concrete
  Volume 11, Number 6, June 2013, pages 531-539

Mechanical properties of natural fiber-reinforced normal strength and high-fluidity concretes
Joo-seok Kim, Hyoung-ju Lee and Yeol Choi

Abstract     [Full Text]
    An experimental investigation of mechanical properties of jute fiber-reinforced concrete (JFRC) has been reported for making a suitable construction material in terms of fiber reinforcement. Two jute fiber reinforced concretes, called jute fiber reinforced normal strength concrete (JFRNSC) and jute fiber- reinforced high-fluidity concrete (JFRHFC), were tested in compression, flexure and splitting tension. Compressive, flexural and splitting tensile strengths of specimens were investigated to four levels of jute fiber contents by volume fraction. From the test results, Jute fiber can be successfully used for normal strength concrete (NSC) and high-fluidity concrete (HFC). Particularly, HFC with jute fibers shows relatively higher improvement of strength property than that of normal strength concrete.
Key Words
    jute fiber-reinforced concrete; mechanical property; splitting tensile strength; compressive strength; flexural strength
Joo-seok Kim, Hyoung-ju Lee and Yeol Choi; School of Architecture and Civil Engineering, Kyungpook National University, 1370 Sankyuk-dong, Pookgu, Daegu, Korea

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