Experimental Investigation on Compression, Tension and Flexural Strength of Jute Fiber Reinforced Concrete

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Addis Ababa University


This paper presents experimental investigation of mechanical properties of jute fiber reinforced concrete. Compressive,Splitting tensile and Flexural test were performed with a jute fiber volume fraction ranging from 0.5 – 2%, 15cm fiber length and Aspect ratio(D/L) of 0.00066mm. A total of 80 specimens were taken for experimental investigation. Cylinders of standard dimension(150*300mm) are provided. Those provided cylindrical specimens are for conducting experiment on tensile and compression properties. Flexural strength test have been conducted on the prepared sample beams having a dimension of 100*100*500mm. Various amount of jute fiber similar to that cylindrical specimens are also considered in beams. The result of this experiment indicate that adding jute fiber in concrete generally enhance tensile and flexural strength, decrease compressive strength and workability and arrest cracks formation and propagation and ductility. So it can be concluded that concrete having jute fiber of length 15cm and 1.5% of its volumetric content have the optimal result for compression, Tension as well as Flexure.



Fiber Reinforced Concrete, Flexural Strength, Compression, Tension