In-Filled Lightweight Concrete Frame Reinforced with Sisal Fiber Bars Subjected to Lateral Loading

Murtiadi, Suryawan and Akmaluddin, A and Gazalba, Zaedar and Sinarep, S (2015) In-Filled Lightweight Concrete Frame Reinforced with Sisal Fiber Bars Subjected to Lateral Loading. Proceeding of the 14th International Conference on QIR (Quality in Research), 1 (1). pp. 45-50. ISSN 1411-1284

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The use of plant fibers as composite materials was widely explored to provide green and smart technology for sustainable future materials with specific strength. Behavior of sisal fiber reinforcement of lightweight concrete frame infill with brick masonry was examined in this study under lateral loading. Representing doors and windows commonly used in the wall building system, four types of frames were employed as F0 for bare frame, F1 for fully in-filled frame, F2 for in- filled frame with door opening, and F3 for in-filled frame with window opening. Test results indicated that the opening portion of the in-filled frame proportionally affected the lateral strength of the frame. Compared to the bare frame of F0, the lateral strengths of F2, F3 and F1 were increased to 1.41, 1.78, and 2.45, respectively. Residual strengths of the frames were also increased to 1.45, 1.75, and 2.25, respectively. In addition, the normalized stiffness’s of the frames were also improved to 1.57, 1.57 and 2.93, respectively. Since ductility factors of the whole frames were varied from 1.50 to 4.50, this indicated that all of the structures performed beyond elastics range. Based on the results, the possibility of the use sisal reinforcement are widely open especially for the low-cost housing program in developing countries.

Item Type: Article
Keywords (Kata Kunci): Sisal, Reinforcement, In-filled frame, Stiffness, Drift.
Subjects: T Technology > TA Engineering (General). Civil engineering (General)
Divisions: Fakultas Teknik
Depositing User: Dr. Suryawan Murtiadi
Date Deposited: 30 Mar 2023 04:31
Last Modified: 30 Mar 2023 04:31

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