MECHANICAL PROPERTIES OF FIBRE-REINFORCED MUD BRICKS
for the purpose of understanding the effect of fibre content on the properties of modified mud bricks. Three empiricallyderived relations for different fibre types are proposed. These relations include stress-strain curves that take into account limit state and compressive strengths for fibre-reinforced mud bricks, plus empirical correlation between the brick strength, brick density and fibre content, to be used in future design procedures. The developed relations are suitable for use in commercially available finite element software packages such as ABAQUS. The findings presented demonstrate that sugarcane bagasse and chicken feathers fibres are feasible options for mud brick reinforcement.
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