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To Improve the Compressive Strength Of Composite By Experimentation And Analysis


SONUL D.BODHANE , wainganga college of engineering; Swapnil M. Choudhry , wainganga college of engineering


Compressive Strength, Composite, fibres


With the rise of population the uses of conventional and non-conventional resources are highly increased. As we know the resources available are limited to their origin but the uses also may not be affected as well according to their importance. There are some resources like natural fibres have not come under proper attention in passing years, even some of which like human hair, coconut fibre are destroyed as a waste material. But after knowing better sides of these fibres, they are getting a proper attention over the years. With the aim of utilizing abundant waste material, a human hair, coconut fibre and polypropylene composite has been developed using it as reinforcing constituent and cement as matrix constituents. This paper presents fabrication and properties evaluation of human hair, coconut fibre and polypropylene fibre reinforced cement composite. Composites with various compositions of human hair, coconut fibre and polypropylene were fabricated. The fabricated specimen composed of various % of human hair, coconut fibre and polypropylene fibres in cement concrete is tested for properties improvement and came out as an eye opener. The best result we achieved with Composite 2 which is having 0.25% human hair which testes experimentally and virtually as well. And holds the value 31.5 MPa as compressive strength by experiment and analysis by ANSYS software is 29.96 MPa.

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Paper ID: IJSRDV4I70150
Published in: Volume : 4, Issue : 7
Publication Date: 01/10/2016
Page(s): 143-146

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