An Experimental Study on Bamboo Fibre Reinforced Hollow Concrete Block

International Journal of Civil Engineering
© 2020 by SSRG - IJCE Journal
Volume 7 Issue 5
Year of Publication : 2020
Authors : S. Jayakumar,S. Jagadheshwran, S. Vijay Anand,V. Vignesh, J. Thamizh Murasu
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S. Jayakumar,S. Jagadheshwran, S. Vijay Anand,V. Vignesh, J. Thamizh Murasu, "An Experimental Study on Bamboo Fibre Reinforced Hollow Concrete Block," SSRG International Journal of Civil Engineering, vol. 7,  no. 5, pp. 21-26, 2020. Crossref,


The Concrete hollow blocks play a vital role in the construction of various load-bearing and non-load-bearing structures. Bamboo fibre is reinforced in the block to control the failure at shell and face end of the block. Alccofine is used as SCM in block to control the failure due to shrinkage and heat of hydration. Therefore, Bamboo Fibre Reinforces Hollow Concrete block will be eco-friendly lightweight block compared to existing blocks; it also provides the aesthetic appearance and increases the load-bearing capacity of the masonry walls. The bamboo fibre used in the block increases the compressive strength and load-bearing capacity of blocks. It also enhances the bonding strength of concrete by reducing the cracks that occur due to plastic shrinkage and dry shrinkage. The block is cast in M5 grade of concrete using processed bamboo fibre at 0.5%, 1.0%, 1.5% of cement weight as additional reinforcement, 10% of Alccofine as replacement of fine aggregate. The study shows that block reinforced with bamboo fibre and Alccofine has a mild improvement in compressive strength when compared to conventional hollow concrete block.


Bamboo fibre, Alccofine, Fibre reinforcement, Compressive strength, Low-cost construction, Eco-friendly.


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