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Utilization of Jute Fiber in Plain Concrete and Concrete Reinforcement

Author(s):

Rishi Kesh Singh , UPTU LUCKNOW; Ravi Kumar Yadav, UPTU LUCKNOW

Keywords:

Jute Fiber Reinforced Concrete Composites (JFRCC)

Abstract

The natural jute fiber can be the effective material to reinforce concrete strength which will not only explore a way to improve the properties of concrete; it will also explore the use of jute and restrict the utilization of polymer which is environmentally detrimental. In Gorakhpur uttar pradesh, jute is locally available and, hence, less expensive. To achieve this goal, an experimental investigation of the compressive, flexural, and tensile strengths of Jute Fiber Reinforced Concrete Composites (JFRCC) has been conducted. Cylinders, prisms, and cubes of standard dimensions have been made to introduce jute fiber varying the mix ratio of the ingredients in concrete, water-cement ratio, and length and volume of fiber to know the effect of parameters as mentioned. Flexural, compressive, and tensile strength tests have been conducted on the prepared samples by appropriate testing apparatus according to standard specifications. The results of JFRCC were also compared to the plain concrete. The large cut length and higher content of reinforcing materials (jute fiber) result to the unfortunate tendency of balling formation and high porosity of composites followed by the degrading of mechanical properties of JFRCC in reference to plain concrete. But in the incorporation of short and low fiber content, an intact structure develops which enhances the mechanical properties of the same composite. It was also noted that all the remarkable increment values were found mostly in the presence of higher cement content. So it can be concluded that the presence of jute fiber with more cement content strengthens the concrete in greater extent.

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Paper ID: IJSRDV6I20600
Published in: Volume : 6, Issue : 2
Publication Date: 01/05/2018
Page(s): 3937-3938

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