Authors: Diba Ghanad, Ahmed Soliman, Stephane Godbout, Joahnn Palacios
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Published in: CSBE-SCGAB Technical Conferences » 5th CIGR and AGM Quebec City 2021 » 9th Concrete for sustainable agriculture International Symposium
Bio-based agriculture products had been used in many humans daily used products due to their lightweight, thermal insulation, and positive environmental impact (i.e. carbon-negative). Hence, more attention is given to bio-based products and ways to implement in different applications to achieve sustainability. Among these applications, construction applications represent a promising domain that is eager to such materials to add new functionalities and increase sustainability for various products. This study investigates the potential of using fiber-like agriculture biomass to improve shrinkage cracking resistance and flexural strength for cementitious materials. Fiber-like biomass was added at rates 1%, 3%, and 6% as a partial replacement of natural aggregate by volume. Agriculture fibers bridge cracks and restrain their propagation, hence, increased the tensile strength for cementitious materials. This highlights the potential of using such sustainable fiber instead of regular types in non-structural building materials.