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http://hdl.handle.net/10993/43243
Optimisation of the mechanical properties of Miscanthus lightweight concrete (Top 10 Journal)
English
Pereira Dias, Patrick [> >]
Waldmann, Danièle mailto [University of Luxembourg > Faculty of Science, Technology and Communication (FSTC) > Engineering Research Unit >]
In press
Construction and Building Materials
Elsevier
Yes (verified by ORBilu)
International
0950-0618
1879-0526
[en] Miscanthus x giganteus ; Miscanthus lightweight concrete ; Pretreatment of Miscanthus fibres ; Compressive strength ; Shrinkage
[en] In this paper, Miscanthus fibres are used to develop
lightweight concrete. The amount of Miscanthus and cement, as well as the
water/cement ratio, are varied to analyse the behaviour of the mixture
concerning the physical and mechanical properties. The Miscanthus was
pre-treated with a silicate sealant or a cement-based fluid. The current
paper analyses the impact of the pre-treatment of the Miscanthus fibres
on the compressive strength as well as on the long-term deformations. The
specimens with a pre-treatment based on a silicate sealant reached a
compressive strength of 19.3 MPa, which is higher than the compressive
strength of a conventional LC 16/18, a Young's Modulus above 9.9 GPa and
a shrinkage deformation of 2244 μm/m. Nevertheless, considering the
density the pre-treatment showed not to be beneficial.
http://hdl.handle.net/10993/43243

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