Experimental Investigation on Light Transmission and Structural Performance of Translucent Concrete Using 3mm Diameter Plastic Optical Fibers
Nawaz Shakeel1, Shalika Mehta2, Khushpreet Singh3

1Nawaz Shakeel, PG Student in Civil Engineering Department, Chandigarh University, Mohali Punjab, India.
2Shalika Mehta, Asst. professor in Civil Engineering Department, Chandigarh University, Mohali Punjab, India.
3Khushpreet Singh, Asst. professor in Civil Engineering Department , Chandigarh University, Mohali Punjab, India.

Manuscript received on 02 June 2019 | Revised Manuscript received on 10 June 2019 | Manuscript published on 30 June 2019 | PP: 426-429 | Volume-8 Issue-8, June 2019 | Retrieval Number: H6384068819/19©BEIESP
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Abstract: Concrete is a bonding material and in present phase is used in the construction field. It normally consists of mix proportion of cement, sand and aggregates i.e, (fine or coarse). Traditional concrete being a solid construction material is being getting renovated. Now engineers have come up with new concrete mixtures that allows light to pass by using optical fibers. Optical fibers having property of light transmission are used in concrete to make concrete transparent also known as translucent concrete. Fibers are placed horizontally that causes light transmission in two opposite sides of the same block. Related to this paper we have used P.O.F of diameter 3.0 mm , using 2 different, number of fiber strands (36 & 49). The main function of this project is that we develop transparent blocks of concrete with use of P.O.F’S and to get maximum use of sunlight so that to reduce the power consumption for green and smart building construction. The tests which were carried out are compression strength, rebound hammer, light transmission, workability test.
Keyword: Architectural, Concrete, Energy saving, Light Transmission Test (LTC), Lux Meter, Plastic Optical Fiber (POF), Workability.
Scope of the Article: Concrete Engineering.