Impact Resistance Performance of Kenaf Fibre Reinforced Concrete

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Muda Z.C.
Mohd Kamal N.L.
Syamsir A.
Sheng C.Y.
Beddu S.
Mustapha K.N.
Thiruchelvam S.
Usman F.
Alam M.A.
Birima A.H.
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This paper investigate the performance of kenaf fibre mesh reinforced concrete (KFMRC) with varied kenaf fibre mesh reinforcement content for the concrete slab of 300mm � 300mm size reinforced with different mesh diameter at constant spacing with varied slab thickness subjected to low impact projectile test. A self-fabricated drop-weight impact test rig with a steel ball weight of 1.236 kg drop at 0.40 m height has been used in this research work. The main variables for the study is to find the relationship of the impact resistance against the amount of mesh reinforcement and slab thickness. A linear relationship has been established between first and ultimate crack resistance against kenaf fiber diameters by the experiment. The linear relationship has also been established between the service (first) crack and ultimate crack resistance against the slab thickness. The threshold (highest) values for service crack and ultimate crack is 47.9 N/mm2 and 130.58 N/mm2 respectively observed and computed for 50 mm slab with 7 mm diameter mesh.
Concrete slabs; Concretes; Cracks; Drops; Fiber reinforced materials; Fibers; Hemp; Kenaf fibers; Mesh generation; Crack resistance; Drop weight impact; Fiber diameters; Fibre reinforced concrete; Impact resistance performance; Linear relationships; Mesh reinforcement; Projectile tests; Reinforced concrete; crack; diameter; impact; performance assessment; reinforced concrete; research work; slab; spacing; stress resistance; weight; Fibers; Kenaf; Reinforced Concrete; Hibiscus cannabinus