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Experimental Investigations on Basalt Fibre-Reinforced Concrete

Experimental Investigations on Basalt Fibre-Reinforced Concrete Fibres are used in concrete to improve its structural integrity. Nowadays, among all basalt fibres, an inert mineral fibre is gaining more importance due to its exceptional properties, which include resistance to corrosion and low thermal conductivity. It also improves tensile strength, flexural strength and toughness of concrete. It can be used to extend the life of important concrete structures such as nuclear power plants, highways, bridges and runways. Basalt fibre in concrete is still an exploratory area due to limited studies. Therefore, a systematic study on basalt fibre-reinforced concrete was carried out with percentage volume fraction of fibre 0.50 (13.0 kg/m3), 0.75 (19.5 kg/m3) and 1.00 (26.0 kg/m3). The increase in compressive, splitting tensile and flexural strength is in the order of 26.79, 42.71 and 44.06%, respectively, for 0.50% dosage of basalt fibre as compared to control concrete. In addition, basalt fibre is found to be amorphous and hydrophilic in nature. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Journal of The Institution of Engineers (India): Series A Springer Journals

Experimental Investigations on Basalt Fibre-Reinforced Concrete

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Publisher
Springer Journals
Copyright
Copyright © 2018 by The Institution of Engineers (India)
Subject
Engineering; Civil Engineering
ISSN
2250-2149
eISSN
2250-2157
DOI
10.1007/s40030-018-0325-4
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Abstract

Fibres are used in concrete to improve its structural integrity. Nowadays, among all basalt fibres, an inert mineral fibre is gaining more importance due to its exceptional properties, which include resistance to corrosion and low thermal conductivity. It also improves tensile strength, flexural strength and toughness of concrete. It can be used to extend the life of important concrete structures such as nuclear power plants, highways, bridges and runways. Basalt fibre in concrete is still an exploratory area due to limited studies. Therefore, a systematic study on basalt fibre-reinforced concrete was carried out with percentage volume fraction of fibre 0.50 (13.0 kg/m3), 0.75 (19.5 kg/m3) and 1.00 (26.0 kg/m3). The increase in compressive, splitting tensile and flexural strength is in the order of 26.79, 42.71 and 44.06%, respectively, for 0.50% dosage of basalt fibre as compared to control concrete. In addition, basalt fibre is found to be amorphous and hydrophilic in nature.

Journal

Journal of The Institution of Engineers (India): Series ASpringer Journals

Published: Oct 3, 2018

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