Natural fibre reinforced cement composites

Ni, Yong (1995) Natural fibre reinforced cement composites. PhD thesis, Victoria University of Technology.


The health problems associated with asbestos and its related products necessitated in finding alternative resource of fibres. Over the last two decades natural fibre (mainly wood pulp fibre) has emerged as the most acceptable alternative reinforcement for fibre cement products. The first three chapters of this study describe in some depth the preparation and properties of natural fibres, the methods of incorporating such fibres into cements and mortars, the theoretical principles of fibre reinforcement, the properties obtained from these natural fibre (mainly wood pulp fibre) reinforced cement composites and their applications as commercial products, especially as the main alternatives to asbestos reinforced cement materials. Chapter four and five discuss fabrication and performance characterisation of the resulting composites.

Item type Thesis (PhD thesis)
Subjects Historical > FOR Classification > 0910 Manufacturing Engineering
Historical > Faculty/School/Research Centre/Department > School of Engineering and Science
Keywords Fibrous composites, Fiber-reinforced concrete, Cement composites, natural fibres, cement materials, wood pulp fibre
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