Influence of Perlite and Glass Fiber on the Compresive, Split Tensile and Flexural Strength of Concrete Incorproting Glass Fiber
1M.Rajendran, Department of Civil Engineering, Bannari Amman Institute of Technology, Sathyamangalam (Tamil Nadu), India.
2N.Lavanya, Department of Civil Engineering, Bannari Amman Institute of Technology, Sathyamangalam (Tamil Nadu), India.
Manuscript received on 05 January 2019 | Revised Manuscript received on 13 January 2019 | Manuscript published on 30 January 2019 | PP: 185-188 | Volume-8 Issue-3, January 2019 | Retrieval Number: C2613018319/19©BEIESP
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Abstract: Concrete is used most asconstructionmaterial than any material in the world. Concrete is used because it can be casted by anyone even in site itself. 60to80 percent aggregate occupies concrete volume and influence the concrete properties,mixproportions and economy. The properties likecompressive strength &fireresistance can be increased by adding perlite in concrete and it reduces weight crack resistance & environmental impact.The researchintention istoinvestigate the structural properties of of perlite-glassfiber concrete. 20%, 35% &50% of fine aggregate by weight is replaced by perlite. In additiontothat glass fiber material is added by 0.2%, 0.4% and 0.6%withrespect to the volume of the concrete in order to increasethetransverse rupture strength and the compressive strength considerably. Glass fiber is very good insulation to electricity andbetterresistance to chemical impact. The intentionof this study istoincrease strength and create environment friendlyconcrete. Test result indicated that replacing fine aggregate of quantity 35% with perlite results in higher compressive strength and addition of 0.6% glass fiber has yielded higher flexural strength of M30 grade concrete.
Keyword: Perlite, Glass Fiber, Compressive Strength Test, Split Tensile Test, Flexural Strengthtest.
Scope of the Article: Concrete Engineering