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Shear Strength of Waste Plastic (PET) Fiber Reinforced Concrete

Publication Date : 28/02/2015

Author(s) :

R. N. Nibudey , P. B. Nagarnaik , D. K. Parbat.

Volume/Issue :
Volume 2
Issue 2
(02 - 2015)

Abstract :

In this paper, the shear strength of plastic (PET) fiber reinforced concrete (PFRC) is discussed. The post-consumer PET mineral bottles were manually cut into fiber form after removing neck and bottom, and these fibers were used to reinforce the plain concrete. The concrete of M20 and M30 grades were selected for the study. The PET fibers were obtained from used mineral water bottles, without any processing, of two sizes with aspect ratios 35 and 50. The fibers were added in proportions 0.0 % to 3.0 % at an increment of 0.5%. The concrete specimens were tested after 28 days of curing. The shear resistance of plastic fiber reinforced concrete (PFRC) was found to be increased. The maximum increased in shear strength of PFRC was 27.25% for M20 grade of concrete at 1% fiber volume fraction with aspect ratio 50, over the normal concrete. A model for predicting the shear strength for PFRC is presented, based on the experimental results, in terms of cube compressive strength and fiber volume fraction.

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