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Mechanical Performance of Recycled Pet Fiber Reinforced Concrete with Low Volume Fraction

Maruthachalam D. and Muthukumar J.
Department of Civil Engineering, Sri Krishna College of Technology, Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu, India.

Abstract—This paper focuses on the experimental investigation on mechanical behavior of fibrous concrete reinforced with Recycled Polyethylene Terephthalate (RPET) fiber and steel fiber up to a volume fraction of 0.5% were found (Sivakumar and Manu Santhanam, 2007). The mechanical properties were studied compressive strength, split tensile strength and flexural strength. The volume fraction of fibers are started from 0% to 2% and the improved value of compressive strength is achieved at the 1.5% of steel fibers (metallic fiber) and RPET fibers (non-metallic fibers) are 0.1%, 0.2%, 0.3%, 0.4% and 0.5% and using of M40 grade recommended as per IS 10262-2009 are studied. Compared to the optimized value of fiber reinforced concrete specimens with the control specimens. The experimental work on specimens has been extensively searched for getting platform for the research on the Flexural behavior of Hybrid fibre (steel and RPET) reinforced concrete beam is to be discussed briefly. Finally, general concluding remarks are made along with possible suggestions for future directions of research.

Index Terms—Fiber reinforced concrete, Hybrid Fiber Reinforced concrete, Recycled Polyethylene Terephthalate fiber, Polypropylene fiber, Split tensile strength

Cite: Maruthachalam D. and Muthukumar J., "Mechanical Performance of Recycled Pet Fiber Reinforced Concrete with Low Volume Fraction," International Journal of Structural and Civil Engineering Research, Vol. 2, No. 2, pp. 101-108, May 2013.