Improvement of Mechanical Properties of Concrete Using Fibers

Authors(2) :-Pramol Waychal, Dr. Nagesh Shelke

Fiber-reinforced concrete (FRC) is concrete containing fibrous material which increases its structural integrity. It contains short discrete fibers that are uniformly distributed and randomly oriented. Fibers include steel fibers, glass fibers, synthetic fibers and natural fibers .Each of which lend varying properties to the concrete. In addition, the character of fiber-reinforced concrete changes with varying concretes, fiber materials, geometries, distribution, orientation, and densities. The concept of using fibers as reinforcement is not new. Fibers have been used as reinforcement since ancient times. Historically, horsehair was used in mortar and straw in mudbricks. In the 1900s, asbestos fibers were used in concrete. In the 1950s, the concept of composite materials came into being and fiber-reinforced concrete was one of the topics of interest. Once the health risks associated with asbestos were discovered, there was a need to find a replacement for the substance in concrete and other building materials. By the 1960s, steel, glass (GFRC), and synthetic fibers such as polypropylene fibers were used in concrete. Research into new fiber-reinforced concretes continues today.

Authors and Affiliations

Pramol Waychal
PG Student (ME Civil- Structural Engineering), Dr D Y Patil School of Engineering & Technology, Lohgaon, Pune, Maharashtra, India
Dr. Nagesh Shelke
Assistant Professor, Dr D Y Patil School of Engineering & Technology, Lohgaon, Pune, Maharashtra, India

Fiber reinforced concrete, types of fiber, Admixtures, concrete mix design M40, compression test, flexural test,

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Publication Details

Published in : Volume 4 | Issue 2 | January-February 2018
Date of Publication : 2018-02-28
License:  This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.
Page(s) : 12-16
Manuscript Number : IJSRST18416
Publisher : Technoscience Academy

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

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Pramol Waychal, Dr. Nagesh Shelke, " Improvement of Mechanical Properties of Concrete Using Fibers", International Journal of Scientific Research in Science and Technology(IJSRST), Print ISSN : 2395-6011, Online ISSN : 2395-602X, Volume 4, Issue 2, pp.12-16, January-February-2018.
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