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International Journal of Research and Innovation in Applied Science (IJRIAS) |Volume VIII, Issue IV, April 2023|ISSN 2454-6194

Improving Concrete Strength with Bamboo (Bambuseae) Fibers

1Rey Avila Mangarin, 2Rex Normandy Pagas, 3Keith Cyruz Chua
1Associate Professor, The University of Mindanao,
2,3Student, Sto.Tomas National High School

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.51584/IJRIAS.2023.8423

Received: 24 March 2023; Accepted: 05 April 2023; Published: 10 May 2023

Abstract: This research study aims to determine the effectiveness of using the Bamboo (Bambuseae) Fibers as medium for enhancing the durability and strength of the concrete and compare it to the common ones without fibers. This study utilized the experimental approach in quantitative research to ensure the fairness of the result. The study was conducted in Sto. Tomas National High School last September 2018. To test the effectiveness of the fiber to the concrete, the researchers conducted a 6-feet drop test along with the ones without fibers. The data gathered were analyzed using Chi- square test to determine the significant effect of the bamboo fiber in enhancing the concrete cement. It was found out that the concrete with fiber is more durable than the ones without fibers after the Drop test. This study encourages the use of bamboo fibers to enhance the strength and durability of the concrete.

I. Introduction

These days, the population growth has increased so rapidly it is visible as well to see the rapid growth and development of our economies. Because of that, more structures are built including houses, buildings, bridges and roads that are mostly made up of concretes. But even though with this improvements first thing that we should think about is our safety. So the question is, are these durable enough to reduce the risk of some accidents? `
According to Wang (2016), some of the common issues or disadvantages of these concretes are by having low tensile strength, and also the cracking of the concrete because of by drying shrinkage and moisture expansion. Therefore, the researchers came up with the idea of using bamboo fibers for concrete reinforcement. Bamboo grasses are easily be found in some regions in Asia that has a tropical or Sub- tropical climate which the bamboo grass has needed. For most Bamboo species, warm and tropical climates offer optimum condition. (Norton, J. n.d.).