Optimization of Mechanical Properties of Glass Fiber Reinforced Concrete with the Combination of Rice Husk Ash
Sheeraz Ahmad Bhat1, Aditya Tiwari2, Sandeep Salhotrao3

1Sheeraz Ahmad Bhat, Bachelor’s Degree Department of Civil Engineering, From SSM College of Engineering and Technology, Currently Pursuing Master’s Degree in Structure from Chandigarh University, Mohali (Punjab) India.
2Aditya Tiwari, Assistant Professor, Chandigarh University, Mohali (Punjab), India.
3Sandeep Salhotra, Professor and Head, Department of Civil Engineering, Chandigarh University, Mohali (Punjab), India
Manuscript received on 01 May 2019 | Revised Manuscript received on 15 May 2019 | Manuscript published on 30 May 2019 | PP: 2912-2916 | Volume-8 Issue-7, May 2019 | Retrieval Number: G5862058719/19©BEIESP
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Abstract: Concrete, one of the most universally accepted construction material, exhibits higher values of compressive strength, but the same cannot be said in terms of its tensile strength. This is the prime explanation for the setback of this construction material, to be used in place of achieving a higher tensile strength. Different endeavors have been made to improve the overall tensile strength of concrete by using diverse materials. These materials were used either as a form of replacement of its main constituents, or simply as an addition to the other constituents. Out of all such materials, the use of different types of fibers, added a definite proportion of tensile strength without actually altering the configuration of the concrete blocks to a larger extent. This research is based on the optimization of glass fibers as a replacement of the Ordinary Portland cement (OPC) along with the use of rice husk ash (RHA). The purpose of this study is to obtain a proportion of both glass fibre and rice husk ash simultaneously, in order to obtain best results for different types of tests. Moreover, with the use of glass fibre which is having a property of being crack arrester, there occurs the restriction in the growth of micro cracks, which otherwise were susceptible to be enlarged under the application of load.
Keyword: Glass Fibre, Rice Husk Ash, Cementitious material, Compressive Strength, Split tensile strength.
Scope of the Article: Concrete Engineering