Effects of Polypropylene Fibers on the Mechanical Performance of a 3D Printable Mix
Ankit Pal1, A.K. Jain2

1Ankit Pal*, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, National Institute of Technical Teachers’ Training and Research, Bhopal (M.P), India.
2Prof. Dr. A.K. Jain, PG Coordinator, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, National Institute of Technical Teachers’ Training & Research, Bhopal (M.P), India.

Manuscript received on May 23, 2021. | Revised Manuscript received on May 29, 2021. | Manuscript published on June 30, 2021. | PP: 43-46 | Volume-10, Issue-8, June 2021 | Retrieval Number: 100.1/ijitee.F87750410621 | DOI: 10.35940/ijitee.H9076.0610821
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Abstract: Application of automation in construction work has now become need of the hour. Automation in construction work can be done by implementing a technique known as additive manufacturing technique. Use of additive manufacturing in construction sector has the potential to bring fourth industrial revolution by using 3D concrete printers. This paper is based ona parametric experimental study to evaluate the effect of Polypropylene (PP) fibers on mechanical properties of a 3D printable concrete. PP fibers were used invarying percentage ratio of 0.02, 0.04, 0.08, 0.12 and 0.16 of binder at constant W/B ratio. 
Keywords: Additive Manufacturing,3d Concrete Printing, Free-Form Construction, Polypropylene Fibers, Compressive Strength, Split Tensile Strength And Flexural Strength.