Sugar cane bagasse fibres reinforced cement composites: Thermal considerations

Abstract : This paper examines the thermal properties of cement composites reinforced with vegetable bagasse fibres (1.5% and 3% wrtc). Thermal properties have been correlated to macroscopic density and porosity in order to estimate thermal conductivity of fibres using a calculation inspired from the Maxwell–Eucken modelling. Experimental investigations reveal that adding retified bagasse fibres reduces composites thermal conductivity and yields a weaker specific heat in comparison with composites made with alkaline bagasse fibres. Moreover, the more the fibres, the lighter the specimen; lower its thermal conductivity and lower its specific heat. Thermal conductivity of alkaline fibres is lower than retified fibres one.
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Cristel Onesippe Potiron, Nady Passe-Coutrin, Fernando Toro, Silvio Delvasto, Ketty Bilba, et al.. Sugar cane bagasse fibres reinforced cement composites: Thermal considerations. Composites Part A: Applied Science and Manufacturing, Elsevier, 2010, 41 (4), pp.549-556. ⟨10.1016/j.compositesa.2010.01.002⟩. ⟨hal-01685808⟩

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