Comparative Study on the Behavior of Fiber Reinforced Concrete

Comparative Study on the Behavior of Fiber Reinforced Concrete

S. Ramakrishnan, S. Loganayagan, N. Chandramohan and K. Gowthambalaji

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Abstract. Next to water, concrete is the most consumed material in the world. In the construction industries, concrete is a basic material used for high compressive strength, durable, fire resistant but has low tensile strength. This experimental study aimed to investigation the compressive, tensile and flexural strength of the concrete reinforced with three different fibers. Comparative study has been made between metallic: steel fibers and nonmetallic: glass and carbon fiber reinforced concrete. Fibers were used in concrete with fractions of 0%, 0.5%, 1%, 1.5%, 2% and 2.5% by volume of cement in M20 grade of concrete. In this paper, the behavior of cube, cylinder and prism specimen of fiber reinforced concrete (FRC) were deliberated. Addition of fiber in concrete were increased the basic mechanical properties of concrete increases. The steel fiber reinforced concrete attains higher compressive, flexural and tensile strength than concrete with carbon fiber and glass fiber. Carbon fibered concrete attained higher flexural and tensile strength than glass fibered concrete.

Fiber Reinforced Concrete, Steel Fiber, Glass Fiber, Carbon Fiber, Compressive Strength, Tensile Strength, Flexural Strength

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Citation: S. Ramakrishnan, S. Loganayagan, N. Chandramohan and K. Gowthambalaji, Comparative Study on the Behavior of Fiber Reinforced Concrete, Materials Research Proceedings, Vol. 23, pp 97-105, 2022


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