An Experimental Investigation into Fiber/Textile-Reinforced Lightweight Concrete Precast Panels for Temporary Housing

Abstract

Fiber/textile-reinforced lightweight concrete (F/TRLWC) can be used as an excellent building material for the structural/nonstructural elements due to its high flexural strength and low density with respect to the plain concrete. In this paper, eighteen panel specimens with different fiber/textile are subjected to three-point bending test to study the mechanical properties including flexural behavior, energy absorption, and ductility. The applications of these panels for use as wall or roof are also investigated. According to the results, F/TRLWC precast panels have sufficient energy absorption, flexural strength, and suitable ductility. Due to the appropriate characteristics, these panels can be used in constructing temporary precast houses.

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Naseri, H., Danesh, M. & Naseri, M. An Experimental Investigation into Fiber/Textile-Reinforced Lightweight Concrete Precast Panels for Temporary Housing. Iran J Sci Technol Trans Civ Eng 44, 29–36 (2020). https://doi.org/10.1007/s40996-019-00243-5

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Keywords

  • Concrete
  • Lightweight
  • Fibers/textile
  • Precast panel
  • Temporary housing