Evaluation of Strength Properties of Hybrid Fiber (Plastic + Coir + Areca nut Husk) Reinforced Concrete
Manjunath Itagi1, B.P. Annapurna.2

1ManjunathItagi, is a PhD Research Scholar at Civil Engineering Department, U.V.C.E .Bangalore University, Bangalore, India.
2Dr. B. P Annapurna, is currently Professor in Department of civil engineering, U.V.C.E .Bangalore University, Bangalore, India.
Manuscript received on 02 June 2019 | Revised Manuscript received on 10 June 2019 | Manuscript published on 30 June 2019 | PP: 3098-3101 | Volume-8 Issue-8, June 2019 | Retrieval Number: H7254068819/19©BEIESP
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Abstract: In construction industry, concrete is used entirely in the world. The production of waste increases as the development of infrastructure increases. The waste disposal is becoming waste management problem. This targets to promote recycling of waste and energy recover is one of the significant applications of the work in the construction industry. In the present investigation, the influence of plastic + Coir + Areca nut husk fibers are studied. the fiber varying percentages are 0.5% to 3.0% at interval of 0.5% by weight of cement. M-20 fiber reinforced concrete is studied for various strength like flexural, compressive and split tensile strengths. Tests are determined as per Indian Standard codes. The tested results are compared with normal concrete. From the results, it is observed that strength of concrete increases due to addition of fibers. Addition of Fiber of 1.5% shows the best increase in strength. It was found that the proposed waste plastic + Coir + Areca nut husk fiber can be used in construction industry leading to safe and economical disposal of the wastes.
Keyword: Plastic + Coir + Areca nut husk fiber, Hybrid fiber reinforced concrete (HFRC), Flexural, Compressive and split Tensile strengths.
Scope of the Article: Concrete Engineering.