Effect of Polypropylene Fibers on Abrasion Resistance and Flexural Strength for Interlocking Paver Block

  ijett-book-cover  International Journal of Engineering Trends and Technology (IJETT)          
© 2013 by IJETT Journal
Volume-4 Issue-5                      
Year of Publication : 2013
Authors : Bhavin k. Kashiyani , Prof. Jayeshkumar pitroda , Dr. Bhavnaben k. Shah


Bhavin k. Kashiyani , Prof. Jayeshkumar pitroda , Dr. Bhavnaben k. Shah . "Effect of Polypropylene Fibers on Abrasion Resistance and Flexural Strength for Interlocking Paver Block". International Journal of Engineering Trends and Technology (IJETT). V4(5):1837-1843 May 2013. ISSN:2231-5381. www.ijettjournal.org. published by seventh sense research group.


The presently paver block is used in various applications like in street road and other construction places. Also we can say that it is partial replacement of concrete pavement. Paver block has low cost maintenance and easily replace with a newer one at the time of breakage. For improving Abrasion Resistance and Flexural Strength of paver b lock this st udy is necessary. In this study addition of polypropylene fibers in paver block to show the change in the Abrasion Resistance and Flexural Strength of paver blocks with compare to standard paver block and reduces the maintenance cost of paver block. Also it`s helpful to improve the life span of paver block. In this paper represent the results of the concrete paver block with the mix proportion of 1:3 (Cement: dolomite powder) and polypropylene fibre with the different percentage rate in the top layer of paver block and 1:1:2:3.75 (Cement: Fine aggregate: Semi G rit: Quarry dust) in the bottom layer of paver block. In only both layers contain the polypropylene fiber (PPF) of 0.1%, 0.2%, 0.3%, 0.4%, and 0.5 % in each mixes proportion by weight . Both tests were determined at 28 days . Test results indicate that by the addition of PPF by 0.3% and 0.4% it gives good results for abrasion resistance and flexural strength at 28 days respectively. The paper also shows the cost comparison per block for the each mix proportion.


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Abrasion resistance, Flexural strength , Polypropylene Fiber , Paver Block, Cost