Effect of Polypropylene Fibers on Durability Characteristics of No-Aggregate Concrete

Sughandini, H K and Nayak, Gopinath and Shetty, Kiran Kumar and George, Liju K (2016) Effect of Polypropylene Fibers on Durability Characteristics of No-Aggregate Concrete. In: 2nd International Conference on Sustainable Energy and Built Environment, 10/03/2016, VIT University, Vellore, TN, India.

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The presentpal?er aims to study the effect of Polypropylene Fiber (PF) on the durability of N07 Aggregate Concrete (NAC), replacing aggregates completely by corporating ',fly ash and. minimal water for hydration, Method: The chemical durability characteristics suthas wa'ter absorption, sorptivity ~nd resistance to , ,C'. ~ j .. , ' acid attack are tested for NACwith PF in 0.2,0.4, 0.6 anlO.8 percentaglil of volumlil rlilplacement with fly ash a'nd lcomparedwith control NAC.The reason .for Using'PFi~ to'lmprovettle t.ensile strength of NAC. In the, previous rS.tudYc.onducted. on NAC.ste.el .fibers were used, W.hiCh,.s..e.t.tled dOw. ndu~ to n. igh re.lative.d..en.sity. Findings: The. I, test .results on water absorption show that PF with 0:4.,percentage of volume replacement with fly ash offers r better resistance. ~ven though the water absorption for C?thervolume fractions do not vary ignificantlyat the age of 28 days. Thisis due to the pores which will get subsequently filled;by'seconda ry C-S-Hgel.atlater agesleaaing to less absorption. The test results f()r sorptiYity.and resistance to acid attack reYlilal'that PF'with 0.6 plilrcentage of volume replacement \1iithfly ash offers be~~resjstance compared to other v()IU~e fr,actions. As pOlzolonic reactJon ofJly ash is directly related to permeabllity;iconsiderable imperviousness may develop at later ages. The results on resistance to acid attack for NACwitlf~F dbibws:considerableloss in strepgth.'l:hiscannotbe justified 'at , "ill ......, ." ;, this stage as only visual inspection is done;' but thepknetration~f acid is not';'1'easured. However,the~urface of the specimen, turnlild 'softer but they arlil structurally intact .. Improvement: The test results presented in this paper are at early ages and th~se p~~amete;s are under st~dYfor late~ ages up to 180 days.''''

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords: No-Aggregate concrete, polypropylene fiber, water absorption, sorptivity, acid attack.
Subjects: Engineering > MIT Manipal > Civil Engineering
Depositing User: MIT Library
Date Deposited: 16 Jul 2016 11:45
Last Modified: 16 Jul 2016 11:45
URI: http://eprints.manipal.edu/id/eprint/146622

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