Journal Title : International Journal of Modern Trends in Engineering and Science
Author’s Name : David Anandaraj.S.L, Karunakaran.M, Nirmal kumar.M
Volume 01 Issue o5 Year 2014
ISSN no: 2348-3121
Page no: 41-43
Abstract—It has been recognized that addition of small, closely and uniformly dispersed fibers to concrete would act as a crack arrester and would substantially improve its properties such as compressive and tensile strength. For important concrete works requiring high strength, concrete mix of higher grade is preferred often. Also, some special cement is preferred to get high initial strength. This will consume more amount of cement to get the required strength; which is economically on the side. Therefore, addition of certain percentage of fiber gives increment in strength for the normal mix concrete itself. Fiber reinforced concrete contains different types of fiber, in an optimized high strength fine mortar. The application of these fiber results in an enormous increase of the tensile strength and ductility of the concrete elements, without use of standard reinforcement. At the same time, the applied and fibers are location, length and area of cross section. Fiber are equally distributed throughout the concrete instead of placed at the specific locations, are much shorter than conventional steel bars and take up a much smaller cross sectional area then the conventional steel reinforcements.
Keywords— Plastic; Fibers; Aggregates
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