Long-term mechanical properties of cellulose fiber-reinforced cement mortar with diatomite

Ceren Ince, Shahram Derogar, Richard James Ball, Abdullah Ekinci, Nabi Yuzer

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This paper presents a study investigating the long term mechanical properties of cellulose fibre-reinforced cement mortars incorporating diatomite as a replacement material to quartz sand. Important properties including mass, compressive and flexural strength, sorptivity, water penetration depth and porosity have been rigorously investigated. Significant findings demonstrated that increasing the replacement level of diatomite resulted in a systematic decrease in the final mass of cellulose fibre-reinforced cement mortars and a dramatic increase in both flexural and compressive strength. In the short term sorptivity, water penetration depth and porosity were enhanced, whereas the pozzolancity of diatomite provided long term strength gain over the 6 month period of study. Microstructural development of mortars, confirmed using scanning electron microscopy, revealed a denser more compact structure in the diatomite specimens which was consistent with physical property measurements. This research supports the development of environmentally friendly diatomite based mortars for construction.
LanguageEnglish
JournalAdvances in Cement Research
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StatusE-pub ahead of print - 9 Feb 2018

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Cellulose
Cements
Mechanical properties
Fibers
Bending strength
Compressive strength
Porosity
Quartz
Water
Sand
Physical properties
Scanning electron microscopy
diatomite

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Long-term mechanical properties of cellulose fiber-reinforced cement mortar with diatomite. / Ince, Ceren; Derogar, Shahram ; Ball, Richard James; Ekinci, Abdullah ; Yuzer, Nabi .

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