Trial Examination of Synthetic Polymer as Shear Reinforcement
Balamurali K1, Padmanabam I2

1Balamurali K*, Post Graduate, Department of Civil Engineering, Sri Krishna College of Technology, Coimbatore, India.
2Padmanabam I, Professor, Department of Civil Engineering, Sri Krishna College of Technology, Coimbatore, India.

Manuscript received on November 12, 2019. | Revised Manuscript received on 22 November, 2019. | Manuscript published on December 10, 2019. | PP: 481-489 | Volume-9 Issue-2, December 2019. | Retrieval Number: B6451129219/2019©BEIESP | DOI: 10.35940/ijitee.B6451.129219
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Abstract: Steel Plays major role in the field of construction industry. Due to Rapid industrialization and urbanization has increased to twofolds the demand and usage of materials. Increasing demand creates depletion of material. Excessive waste plastic creates Environmental pollution, in order to reduce the waste it can be converted into polymers and can be used in the field of construction industry. Waste material can be used to replace the steel material in concrete as an alternative source. Usage of synthetic material increases day by day due to its advantages. A study was carried out to understand the behavior of synthetic polymers to be used in different fields. The research work is carried out for different polymers. It is found from the results that Strength of synthetic polymers is more when compared with other polymers and can be used as reinforcement in concrete there by reducing the weight of concrete member. The application of using synthetic polymer in concrete is not only limited to the weight reduction but also it reduces the cost of construction. Cost of construction can be reduced in the following ways, First it does not need skilled labors, second reduces the corrosion risks. Synthetic polymer has higher tensile strength compared to conventional steel polymer, hence more investigation to be carried out to expose the potentiality of the material. 
Keywords: Steel, Waste Plastic, Synthetic Polymers, Strength
Scope of the Article: Construction Engineering