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Study and Strength Analysis of Fiber Reinforced Concrete

Author(s):

Sikandar Shakil , WOLAITA SODO UNIVERSITY; Lollo Chande, WOLAITA SODO UNIVERSITY; Eyasu H, WOLAITA SODO UNIVERSITY; Mahaboob Patel, WOLAITA SODO UNIVERSITY

Keywords:

Strength Analysis, Fiber Reinforced Concrete (FRC)

Abstract

Concrete is a composite material composed of fine and coarse aggregate bonded together with a fluid cement (cement paste) that hardens over time. The cement reacts chemically with the water and other ingredients to form a hard matrix that binds the materials together into a durable stone-like material that has many uses. The resulting material is a brittle material which is strong in compression but very weak in tension. This weakness in the concrete makes it to crack under small loads, at tension end. These cracks gradually propagate to the compression end of the member and finally, the member breaks. The formation of creaks in the concrete may also occur due to the drying shrinkage. To increase the strength of concrete many attempts have been made. One of the commonly used methods is providing Fiber Reinforced Concrete (FRC). Today the construction industry is in need of finding cost effective materials for increasing the strength of concrete structures. Hence an attempt has been made in the present investigations to study the influence of addition of waste materials like waste steel powder & soft drink bottle caps, empty waste tin from workshop at a dosage of 1% of total weight of concrete as fibers. The present paper reviews the literature related to the utilization of waste material and its various effects on compressive strength, split tensile strength, flexural strength and workability of concrete. The steel powder, empty tins, soft drink bottle caps were deformed into the rectangular strips of 3mm width and 10mm length.

Other Details

Paper ID: IJSRDV5I120374
Published in: Volume : 5, Issue : 12
Publication Date: 01/03/2018
Page(s): 600-601

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