Structural Models for the Prediction of Compressive Strength of Coconut Fibre-reinforced Concrete
Sule, Samuel
Sule, Samuel, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, University Rivers State, Nigeria.
Manuscript received on March 26, 2013. | Revised Manuscript received on April 12, 2013. | Manuscript published on April 30, 2013. | PP: 165-167 | Volume-2, Issue-4, April 2013. | Retrieval Number: D1309042413/2013©BEIESP

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Abstract: The quality of concrete used in any construction work is a function of its compressive strength. In this paper, structural models are formulated to predict the compressive strength of coconut fibre-reinforced concrete mix 1:2:4 at water-cement ratios of 0.55 and 0.60 using three-dimensional elasticity equations. The results obtained using the formulated models were compared with the measured values and were found to be very close (correlation coefficient = 0.9011). For both the measured and predicted values, the compressive strength of concrete mix (1:2:4) were found to decrease as the coconut fibre contents increased.
Keywords: Structural models, compressive strength, coconut fibre, three-dimensional elasticity equations, fibre contents.