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Unité de Formation et de Recherche en Sciences et Techniques UFR-ST, Université Polytechnique de Bobo-Dioulasso, 01 BP 1091 Bobo 01, Burkina Faso

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Laboratoire de Chimie Moléculaire et de Matériaux LCMM, UFR-Sciences Exactes et Appliquées, Université de Ouagadougou, 03 BP 7021 Ouagadougou 03, Burkina Faso

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Université de Toulouse, UPS, INSA, LMDC Laboratoire Matériaux et Durabilité des Constructions, 135 avenue de Rangueil, F-31077 Toulouse cedex 4, France

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Institut Français des Sciences et Technologies des Transports, de lAménagement et des Réseaux, Département Matériaux, GPEM, route de Bouaye, 44344 Bouguenais, CS4, France

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Ecole Nationale des Travaux Publics de lEtat, Université de Lyon CNRS-LTDS, UMR 5513, LGCB, 3 rue Maurice Audin, Vaulx-en-Velin cedex, F-69120, France



These authors contributed equally to this work.





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Academic Editor: Geminiano Mancusi

Abstract Physicochemical characteristics of Hibiscus cannabinus kenaf fibers from Burkina Faso were studied using X-ray diffraction XRD, infrared spectroscopy, thermal gravimetric analysis TGA, chemical analysis and video microscopy. Kenaf fibers 3 cm long were used to reinforce earth blocks, and the mechanical properties of reinforced blocks, with fiber contents ranging from 0.2 to 0.8 wt%, were investigated. The fibers were mainly composed of cellulose type I 70.4 wt%, hemicelluloses 18.9 wt% and lignin 3 wt% and were characterized by high tensile strength 1 ± 0.25 GPa and Young’s modulus 136 ± 25 GPa, linked to their high cellulose content. The incorporation of short fibers of kenaf reduced the propagation of cracks in the blocks, through the good adherence of fibers to the clay matrix, and therefore improved their mechanical properties. Fiber incorporation was particularly beneficial for the bending strength of earth blocks because it reinforces these blocks after the failure of soil matrix observed for unreinforced blocks. Blocks reinforced with such fibers had a ductile tensile behavior that made them better building materials for masonry structures than unreinforced blocks. View Full-Text

Keywords: kenaf fibers; Earth blocks; physicochemical characteristics; mechanical properties; Burkina Faso kenaf fibers; Earth blocks; physicochemical characteristics; mechanical properties; Burkina Faso





Autor: Younoussa Millogo 1,2, Jean-Emmanuel Aubert 3,†, Erwan Hamard 4,† and Jean-Claude Morel 5,*

Fuente: http://mdpi.com/



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