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Journal of Materials Physics and Chemistry. 2022, 10(1), 27-35
DOI: 10.12691/jmpc-10-1-5
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Description of the Mechanical Behavior of Mortars Made out of Coconut Fibers and Rice Straw Treated with Homemade Solution

Ange Christine DJOHORE1, , Conand Honore KOUAKOU2, Koffi Clement KOUADIO2, Aka Alexandre ASSANDE2 and Edjikeme EMERUWA2

1Laboratoire de Politique Énergétique et Environnemental, Institut de Recherche sur les Energies Nouvelle, NANGUI ABROGOUA University, 02 BP 801 Abidjan 02, Côte d’Ivoire

2Laboratoire des Sciences du Sol, de l’Eau et des Géomatériaux, Félix HOUPHOUËT BOIGNY University, 22 BP 582 Abidjan 22, Côte d’Ivoire

Pub. Date: July 17, 2022

Cite this paper:
Ange Christine DJOHORE, Conand Honore KOUAKOU, Koffi Clement KOUADIO, Aka Alexandre ASSANDE and Edjikeme EMERUWA. Description of the Mechanical Behavior of Mortars Made out of Coconut Fibers and Rice Straw Treated with Homemade Solution. Journal of Materials Physics and Chemistry. 2022; 10(1):27-35. doi: 10.12691/jmpc-10-1-5

Abstract

In recent years, the trend in the construction industry has been to gradually replace conventional materials by composite materials. In the same vein, this study suggests the addition of fibers in a mineral matrix in order to change the brittle behavior of a material in ductile behavior. It can be said, from the stress-strain curves of mortars in bending and compression tests made during this study that mortar strength increases with the fiber content up to 0.8%. The strength decreases beyond this rate. Likewise, the flexural strength of mortars containing treated fibers with potassium solution increases as the pH of the solution increases. But mortars containing treated fibers with high pH solutions (> 10) break faster than those containing treated fibers with lower pH solutions. Compared to mortars without fibers, the properties of mortars containing fibers treated with banana tree solution are excellent.

Keywords:
vegetable fibers rice straw mortar kapok wood ash banana tree juice elastic modulus ductile distortion

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