Flexural and Abrasion Behaviour of Flooring Tile with Roselle Fiber
MShraddha Asalkar1, Ashwini A. Salunkhe2, Manisha Surve3
1Shraddha Asalkar*, Department of Civil Engineering, Dr. D. Y. Patil Institute of Technology Pimpri, Pune, Affiliated to Pune University. Maharashtra, India.
2Ashwini A. Salunkhe, Department of Civil Engineering, Dr. D. Y. Patil Institute of Technology Pimpri, Pune, Affiliated to Pune University. Maharashtra, India.
3Manisha Surve, Department of Civil Engineering, Dr. D. Y. Patil Institute of Technology Pimpri, Pune, Affiliated to Pune University. Maharashtra, India.
Manuscript received on December 16, 2019. | Revised Manuscript received on December 22, 2019. | Manuscript published on January 10, 2020. | PP: 1801-1804 | Volume-9 Issue-3, January 2020. | Retrieval Number: B7464129219/2020©BEIESP | DOI: 10.35940/ijitee.B7464.019320
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Abstract: In the world-wide research is being conducted concerning the use of fibers. This research aims to analyze the strength and behavior of natural fiber tiles relative to the conventional tiles. The researchers are exploring new materials that expand choices of flooring tiles. In this researcher produces tiles using Roselle fibers. India is the country having largest producer of roselle fiber. In this study Roselle fiber is used in two techniques, one in the form of mesh and another is mixing it with mortar. For both techniques the percentage of natural fiber was different. Because of increasing environmental problems, scientists and researchers are using natural fiber instead of synthetic fiber as the main component in composites. Cement mortar has very low tensile strength, limited ductility and little resistance to cracking. This study aims to compare flexural strength and abrasion of tiles by using natural fiber tile and conventional tile.
Keywords: Flooring tiles, Natural fiber, Roselle fiber, Flexural strength, Abrasion.
Scope of the Article: Behaviour of Structures