Experimental Study on Properties of Concrete with Phoenix Fibres

S. Kalaiselvi, Akshay A. Bhagat, Arumugam K. S., Arunkumar A., Aswin Kumar S.



In this paper, an attempt has been made to investigate the possibility of using phoenix fibre to improve the properties of concrete. The aim of this research is to investigate the properties of concrete with phoenix fibres of various percentages. Mechanical properties such as compressive strength, split tensile strength of concrete using phoenix fibre have been investigated. M20 grade of concrete has been used for this investigation. Mechanical strength tests on standard specimens such as compressive strength and split tensile strength tests were conducted on phoenix fibrous concrete specimens to obtain the optimum volume fraction and length of fibres. Totally 36 cubes, 36 cylinder specimens are cast and tested. Based on the experimental results of workability and mechanical strength studies, a constant length of 25 mm of different volume fractions such as 0, 0.5, 1 and 1.5% are chosen for this study.



Keywords: Phoenix fibre, workability, mechanical properties, volume fraction

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Kalaiselvi S, Bhagat Akshay A, Arumugam KS, et al. Experimental Study On Properties of Concrete with Phoenix Fibres. Recent Trends in Civil Engineering & Technology. 2016; 6(3): 40–45p.

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