عنوان مقاله [English]
Over the past years, application of fibres in cement matrix to enhance the characteristics of cement composites has been considered by researchers. Each of cement composites has a different behaviour in environmental conditions and undertaking the exerted loads. This behaviour depends on the four substantial factors: type of fibres, proportion of fibres in mix design, manufacturing method and admixture materials. In this research, to recognise the flexural behaviour of cement composites which were made by natural fibres, three groups of laboratory specimens have been designed, made and tested. To make the cement composite boards, in the first group, specimens were made by sugar cane stem (bagasse) fibres, in the second group,eucalyptus stem and in the third group, Kraft fibres obtained from waste brown paper, have been considered. In each group, different weight percentage of fibres/cement ratio was investigated. Flexural strength and Yung modulus for specimens were measured and compared with control sample (without fibre). Also to recognise the composites microstructure, Scanning Electronic Microscopic (SEM) studies were carried out. The results show that bagasse and Kraft fibres have appropriate behaviour in increasing ductility and flexural strength of the composites and the eucalyptus fibres have no significant effect in comparison to control sample.