Using Polypropylene Fibers in Concrete to achieve maximum strength

N., SOHAIB and R., MAMOON and SANA, G. and SEEMAB, F. (2018) Using Polypropylene Fibers in Concrete to achieve maximum strength. In: Eighth International Conference On Advances in Civil and Structural Engineering - CSE 2018, 03-04 February, 2018, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

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Abstract

Polypropylene is a thermoplastic polymer utilized as a part of wide assortment of uses including bundling, materials (e.g., ropes, warm clothing and covers). Polymer cement is a piece of gathering of cements that utilizes polymers to supplement bond as a cover. The sorts incorporate polymer-impregnated solid, polymer cement, and Polymer-Portland-bond concrete. The aim of the study was to achieve maximum strength of concrete by using optimum weight of polypropylene fibers. Fiber reinforced concrete is used in a variety of engineering applications because of its satisfactory and outstanding performance in the industry and construction field. Polypropylene fiber in concrete mix design is used for multiple purposes that includes rigid pavement, selfcompacting concrete and other applications. 40 cylinders of polypropylene concrete were casted and tested for 7 and 28 days’ strength for both compressive and split tensile strength. It was concluded that the significant improvement was observed in ultimate compressive strength after 7 and 28 days. The optimum percentage of Polypropylene fiber was obtained to be 1.5 percent of cement by volume. The addition of small amount of polypropylene improved the mechanical properties of concrete.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Polypropylene, Concrete, fibers,compressive strength, split tensile strength
Depositing User: Mr. John Steve
Date Deposited: 10 Mar 2019 09:18
Last Modified: 10 Mar 2019 09:18
URI: http://publications.theired.org/id/eprint/226

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