Proceedings of the 2nd International Conference on Green Materials and Environmental Engineering

Effect of the Addition of Dried Opuntia Cactus Fibers-Setting Times and Mechanical Resistance in Portland Cement Mortar Base

Authors
M. Arreola Sanchez, W. Martinez Molina, E. M. Alonso Guzman, H. L. Chavez Garcia, A. A. Torres Acosta, C. Bernabe Reyes, S. C. Arguello Hernandez, C. Lara Gomez, F. M. Gonzalez Valdez, J. A. Velazquez Perez, R. Ruiz Ruiz
Corresponding Author
M. Arreola Sanchez
Available Online December 2015.
DOI
https://doi.org/10.2991/gmee-15.2015.33How to use a DOI?
Keywords
mortar; opuntia cactus; addition
Abstract

For this investigation cement–sand mortar and cement–water pastes were made with partial substitutions, relative to the weight of cement, of organic fibres for the purpose of restoring hydraulic concrete structures, damaged by diseases derived strength design. Five different proportions of dewatered fibres of Opuntia cactus white powder were used to produce mortars; the fibres were studied in percentages of 0.5, 1, 1.5, 2 and 4%. The workability of the cement–sand mixture, and the normal consistency and setting times in the cementitious material–water pastes were evaluated. Tests performed on the mortars were simple compression, bending, tension and adhesion, at ages of 14, 28, 45, 90, 180 and 360 days. The particle shapes and cementing of the fibres were also characterized. Substitutions of under 2% yielded favorable results.

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Volume Title
Proceedings of the 2nd International Conference on Green Materials and Environmental Engineering
Series
Advances in Engineering Research
Publication Date
December 2015
ISBN
978-94-6252-138-4
ISSN
2352-5401
DOI
https://doi.org/10.2991/gmee-15.2015.33How to use a DOI?
Copyright
© 2015, the Authors. Published by Atlantis Press.
Open Access
This is an open access article distributed under the CC BY-NC license (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0/).

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