Development of Guinea Corn Husk-Cow Hair Hybrid Fibre Reinforced Cement Composite

  • Jonathan Alomaja Adeleke University Ede, Osun State
  • Alao Jimoh University of Ilorin, Nigeria
  • Uwemedimo Wilson Nigeria Defence Academy
  • Oluwatoyin Joseph Adeleke University
  • Monsuru Akinleye Adeleke University
  • Joseph Adeleke Adeleke University
Keywords: Guinea corn husk, cow hair, flexural strength, density, water absorptivity


This research work presents the application of guinea corn husk (GCH) and cow hair (CH) fibres as reinforcement in cement composite. The influence of the hybrid fibre volume on the flexural performance of the composite has been studied experimentally. The mechanical (flexural strength) and physical (density, water absorptivity, moisture content) characteristics of the GCH-CH hybrid fibre reinforced composite were evaluated. The highest flexural strength was 22.37MPa, exhibited by the composite reinforced with 15% (12.5% GCH & 2.5% CH) hybrid fibre. The density of the GCH-CH hybrid composite ranged from 1019 to 1963 kg/m3. The water absorptivity varied from 22.59 to 38.16% and the moisture content ranged from 3.32 to 11.28%. These limits are within the range in standard therefore, the performance of the composite satisfies the requirements of BS EN 12467 standard for ceiling board.

Author Biographies

Jonathan Alomaja, Adeleke University Ede, Osun State

Department of Civil Engineering

Lecturer I

Alao Jimoh, University of Ilorin, Nigeria

Department of Civil Engineering,


Uwemedimo Wilson, Nigeria Defence Academy

Department of Civil Engineering,

Lecturer I

Oluwatoyin Joseph, Adeleke University

Department of Civil Engineering,

Lecturer II

Monsuru Akinleye, Adeleke University

Department of Civil Engineering,

Lecturer II

Joseph Adeleke, Adeleke University

Civil Engineering, Technologist


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How to Cite
Alomaja, J., Jimoh, A., Wilson, U., Joseph, O., Akinleye, M., & Adeleke, J. (2021). Development of Guinea Corn Husk-Cow Hair Hybrid Fibre Reinforced Cement Composite. Journal of Building Materials and Structures, 8(2), 160-167.
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