Optimization of Steel Fiber in M40 Concrete with Varying Aspect Ratio and Volume Fraction
Sindhu Nachiar S1, Satyanarayanan K S2, Lakshmipathy M3
1Sindhu Nachiar S, Assistant Professor, Department of Civil Engineering at SRM Institute of Science and Technology, Chennai (Tamil Nadu), India.
2Satyanarayanan K S, HOD, Department of Civil Engineering at SRM Institute of Science and Technology, Chennai (Tamil Nadu), India.
3Lakshmipathy M, Professor, Department of Civil Engineering at SRM Institute of Science and Technology, Chennai (Tamil Nadu), India.
Manuscript received on 01 May 2019 | Revised Manuscript received on 15 May 2019 | Manuscript published on 30 May 2019 | PP: 2849-2852 | Volume-8 Issue-7, May 2019 | Retrieval Number: G5981058719/19©BEIESP
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Abstract: Concrete plays the major role in construction. Concrete can withstand compressive load and not in tensile load. To enhance the tensile properties steel rods are provided as reinforcement. Tensile property can also be increased by the addition of fibers. Of many fibers, a steel fiber plays the major part. Addition of steel fiber in concrete increases the tensile property. Concrete of M40 grade is used. Hooked Steel fibers of various aspect ratios (l/d) of 50, 60 and 80 and different volume fractions (Vf) of 0.5%, 1% and 2% is taken for study. The basic tests of compression, split tensile, flexure and impact strength were done. The steel fibers were optimized and were used in the shape study of compression and tension members.
Keyword: Optimization, Steel Fiber, Volume Fraction, Aspect Ratio, Compression, Tensile and Flexure.
Scope of the Article: Concrete Engineering