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Strength and Workability Characteristics of Waste Plastic Fibre Reinforced Concrete Produced From Recycled Aggregates

M.C, Prahallada and K.B, Prakash (2011) Strength and Workability Characteristics of Waste Plastic Fibre Reinforced Concrete Produced From Recycled Aggregates. International Journal of Engineering Research and, 1 (4). pp. 1791-1802. ISSN 2248-9622

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Abstract

The fibre reinforced concrete (FRC) is relatively a new construction material developed through extensive research during the last two decades. It has already found a wide range of practical applications and has proved reliable in construction and is a material having superior performance characteristic. The addition of fibres into the concrete has been found to improve several of its properties like tensile strength, cracking resistance, impact, wear and tear, ductility, fatigue resistance etc. Many types of fibres like steel fibres, carbon fibres, GI fibres, glass fibres, asbestos fibres etc. can be used in fibre reinforced concrete. Waste plastics can also be used as fibres. The disposing of waste plastic is causing environmental pollution. The plastic is a non-biodegradable material, neither decays nor degenerate it either in water or in soil. In turn it pollutes the water and soil. The plastic if burnt releases many toxic gases, which are very dangerous for the health. Such plastic, which is non-biodegradable material, can be used in concrete in the form of fibres to impact some additional desirable qualities to the concrete. This paper presents the Strength and workability results of waste plastic fibre reinforced concrete (WPFRC) produced from recycled aggregates. The different percentages of waste plastic fibre reinforced concrete used in the experimentation are 0%, 0.5%, 1%, 1.5%, 2%, 2.5% and 3% (by volume fraction) with an aspect ratio of 50. The results are compared with the plastic fibre reinforced concrete produced from conventional aggregates.

Item Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:Fibre Reinforced Concrete, Recycled Aggregates, Waste Plastic Fibres, Strength and Workability Characteristics
Subjects:Publications > Publications by Faculty > Articles > Engineering
ID Code:1798
Deposited By:Knowledge Center Christ University
Deposited On:14 Dec 2011 14:51
Last Modified:30 Jul 2012 10:40

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