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Basalt Fibre Reinforced Concrete An Alternative to the Synthetic Fiber Reinforced Concrete

Author(s):

Puneet Kumar Shrivastav , 1Resident Engineer, AECOM- Rodic Consultant Pvt Ltd (JV). ; Kshitij Tare, UIT-RGPV Bhopal

Keywords:

Cement, Composites, Compression, Mechanical Properties, Basalt and Natural Fibre, Tensile-Strength, Shrinkage, Slump

Abstract

The cost of tensile member of concrete has always attracted attention of civil engineers to be supplemented by some cheaper material. This paper focuses the advantages of using naturally available material namely basalt as fibre reinforcement to enhance the strength as well as reinforcement akin properties in the concrete. Basalt an igneous origin rock has excellent load bearing properties can be a choice for massive concrete works in the construction industry. In the paper the engineering properties of basalt fibres are worked out experimentally and were discussed as a comparable choice of already in use synthetic fiber materials. Basalt being cheap and easily available fibre may be used for the construction of structural units with cement-paste or cement mortar / concrete composites have great potential, especially for developing countries.

Other Details

Paper ID: IJSRDV3I1370
Published in: Volume : 3, Issue : 1
Publication Date: 01/04/2015
Page(s): 316-319

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