Eco-friendly fiber-reinforced concretes

R. Prakash, Sudharshan N. Raman, C. Subramanian, N. Divyah

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Environmental sustainability and ecofriendliness are essential components of the present and future construction industry. Ecofriendly fiber-reinforced concrete is one example of sustainable solutions in the built environment. This chapter discusses on the development of ecofriendly fiber-reinforced concretes, with a special focus to the work undertaken by the authors on the behavior and performance of ecofriendly fiber-reinforced concretes produced with fly ash, a byproduct of thermal power plants, as a partial substitute for cement, and coconut shell, a discarded agricultural solid waste, as coarse aggregates, with the incorporation of manufactured fiber (steel fiber), and plant-based natural fibers (sisal and roselle fibers). The development process as well as the mechanical properties of the resulting ecofriendly fiber-reinforced concretes were studied. The findings showed that the manufactured and natural fibers revealed a promising result on the strength and mechanical characteristics of coconut-shell aggregate-based ecofriendly fiber-reinforced concretes.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationHandbook of Sustainable Concrete and Industrial Waste Management
Subtitle of host publicationRecycled and Artificial Aggregate, Innovative Eco-friendly Binders, and Life Cycle Assessment
EditorsFrancesco Colangelo, Raffaele Cioffi, Ilenia Farina
Place of PublicationDuxford UK
Number of pages37
ISBN (Print)9780128217306
Publication statusPublished - 2022


  • Concrete
  • Fiber-reinforced concrete
  • Fibers
  • Fly ash
  • Mechanical properties
  • Sustainability

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