Investigation on Waste Plastic Fibre Reinforced Concrete using Manufactured Sand as Fine Aggregate
Ravikumar. A. G1, Manjunath M2

1Ravikumar. A. G, Mtech Student, Department of Civil Engineering KLEMSSCET, Belagavi, India.
2Manjunath M, Assistant Professor, Department of Civil Engineering, KLEMSSCET, Belagavi, India.

Manuscript received on 14 June 2015 | Revised Manuscript received on 23 June 2015 | Manuscript Published on 30 June 2015 | PP: 21-22 | Volume-5 Issue-1, June 2015 | Retrieval Number: A2103065115/15©BEIESP
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Abstract: Concrete is the main construction material in the world. It consist of cement, fine aggregate, coarse aggregate and water as main ingredients. Now days due to high global consumption of natural sand, sand deposit are being depleted and causing serious threat to environment as well as society. River sand is becoming a scarce commodity and hence an exploration alternative to it has become imminent. Manufactured sand is the good alternative to river sand and it is purposely made, fine crushed aggregate produced under controlled conditions from a suitable sand source rock. Plastics are non biodegradable common environmental polluting materials. Which are going to affect the fertility of soil. In present study the detailed experimental investigation is carried out on plastic fibre reinforced concrete by partial replacement of normal sand by manufactured sand with different percentages( 0%, 20%, 40%, 60%,80%,100%) and adding fixed percentage (0.5% of weight cement)) of plastic fibres.The mechanical properties of concrete like compressive strength, tensile strength and flexural strength are studied here.
Keywords: Fibre Reinforced Concrete, Manufactured Sand, Compressive Strength, Split Tensile Strength, Flexural Strength.

Scope of the Article: Concrete Structures