Experimental Studies on Sisal Fibre Reinforced Concrete

Authors(2) :-G. Sailaja Kumari, P. Radhakrishna Murthy

Concrete is strong in compression and weak in tension. So we will provide the reinforcement to the concrete. Majorly steel is used as the reinforcement. Many of the researches are in progress to find a substitute to this material. Many investigations proposed artificial fibres. In this project we would like to take the naturally available fibre named sisal fibre is taken as a substitute material to the reinforcement and studied the properties. The results show that the composites reinforced with sisal fibres are reliable materials tube used in practice for the production of structural elements to be used in rural and civil construction. This material could be a substitute to the steel reinforcement which production is a serious hazard to human and animal health and is prohibited in industrialized countries. The production of sisal fibres as compared with synthetic fibres or even with mineral asbestos fibres needs much less energy in addition to the ecological, social and economic benefits.

Authors and Affiliations

G. Sailaja Kumari
Department of Civil Engineering, Intell Engineering College, Ananthapuramu, Andhra Pradesh, India
P. Radhakrishna Murthy
Department of Civil Engineering, Intell Engineering College, Ananthapuramu, Andhra Pradesh, India

Sisal Fibre Reinforced Concrete, Synthetic Fibres, Tension, Ecological, Social, Economic Benefits.

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  11. Splitting tensile stress is obtained using the formula based on IS: 5816-1970.
  12. Compression test is done confirming to IS: 516-1953
  13. The specimens like are used to conduct the strength tests are taken according to IS10086-1982

Publication Details

Published in : Volume 3 | Issue 1 | January-February 2017
Date of Publication : 2017-02-28
License:  This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.
Page(s) : 36-49
Manuscript Number : IJSRST173111
Publisher : Technoscience Academy

Print ISSN : 2395-6011, Online ISSN : 2395-602X

Cite This Article :

G. Sailaja Kumari, P. Radhakrishna Murthy, " Experimental Studies on Sisal Fibre Reinforced Concrete", International Journal of Scientific Research in Science and Technology(IJSRST), Print ISSN : 2395-6011, Online ISSN : 2395-602X, Volume 3, Issue 1, pp.36-49, January-February-2017.
Journal URL : http://ijsrst.com/IJSRST173111

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