Experimental Investigation on Fibre Reinforced Concrete using Waste Materials

  IJETT-book-cover  International Journal of Engineering Trends and Technology (IJETT)          
© 2016 by IJETT Journal
Volume-34 Number-3
Year of Publication : 2016
Authors : J.RajPrasad, V.Anuradha, P.Gridharan
DOI :  10.14445/22315381/IJETT-V34P221


J.RajPrasad, V.Anuradha, P.Gridharan "Experimental Investigation on Fibre Reinforced Concrete using Waste Materials", International Journal of Engineering Trends and Technology (IJETT), V34(3),100-105 April 2016. ISSN:2231-5381. www.ijettjournal.org. published by seventh sense research group

Advancement in concrete technology enhances not only human comforts but also damage the ecology of environment. Use of metals as containers have become popular and safe, especially to carry liquids, in spite of the inherent advantages and disadvantages existent in its discarding. Today the construction industry is in need of finding cost effective materials for increasing the strength of concrete .Hence forth an attempt has been made in the present investigations to study the influence of adding of waste materials like lathe waste, soft drink bottle caps, empty waste tins, waste steel powder from workshop at a dosage of 1 % of total weight of concrete as fibers .The lathe waste ,empty tins, soft drink bottle caps were deformed into rectangular strips of 3 mm width and 10 mm length. Experimental investigation was completed using M25 mix and tests were carried out as per. recommended procedures by relevant Indian Standard Codes The compressive strength test, split tensile test and flexural strength test were conducted and compared with conventional concrete results.


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Empty waste tins, Soft drink bottle caps, Rectangular strips 3mm width and 10 mm length.