EXPERIMENTAL INVESTIGATION ON THE MECHANICAL PROPERTIES OF CONCRETE MIXED WITH BANANA STEM FIBER AS WELL AS HYBRID STEEL FIBER

S. Prakash Chandar, K. Gunasekaran, V. P. NabeelBabu, Ramesh Potti
2018 RASAYAN Journal of Chemistry  
Fibers have been used to reinforce concrete over the last few decades because fiber has the significant influence on concrete static and dynamic properties. There are several fiber reinforcement methods for improving the performance of concrete, which lacks in load carrying stability and soundness. Use of banana stem fiber and steel fiber will have greater improvement in the properties of concrete. So the comparison of banana stem fiber and steel fiber reinforced concrete (SFRC) was the basic
more » ... RC) was the basic concern of this study and also how these fibers influence concrete properties by inclusion of banana stem fibers and steel fibers in percentage 0.5 to 2.5. For this purpose cubes, cylinder and flexural beams were cast and carried out the test under the different testing machine for compressive, tensile, flexural, impact, and bond strength. The result obtained from the experiments had been analyzed and compared with the conventional concrete (CC).
doi:10.31788/rjc.2018.1123011 fatcat:44d5gha4dbdq7k2pvehcksg5eq