Use Of Discrete Fibers in Road Construction

Vipin Bihari, Devi Charan Dubey
2022 Zenodo  
Concrete has a strong resistance to breaking when it is subjected to compression, but it has a poor resistance to breaking when it is subjected to tension and it is also delicate. The surface of the concrete begins to develop fissures almost immediately after it is poured, and these fissures can be seen in all directions. Regular concrete is not suitable for use in paving because it cannot tolerate fractures and failures without becoming brittle. These three restrictions prevent regular
more » ... from being suitable for use in paving. One potential strategy for reducing the effects of these weaknesses in concrete is to include fibres, which serve as reinforcement, into the concrete mix. Waste materials, such as polyethylene and tyres, are a primary contributor to environmental pollution, which in turn plays a role in a wide range of health problems. Concrete may make effective use of recycled polyethylene and used tyres, which can be processed into a kind of reinforcement that takes the shape of fibres and is then used to reinforce the material. It is possible for the material's ductility, strength, shrinkage characteristics, and other attributes to be improved by adding polyethylene, which is a synthetic hydrocarbon polymer. This investigation's objective is to determine what, if any, changes take place in the properties of concrete as a result of the addition of polyethylene fibre to the mixture. Polyethylene and tyre fibres were each employed at a volume percentage of 1.5% and were each cut into pieces measuring 30mm by 6mm before being included. The building was constructed of concrete of the grades M30, M35, and M40 respectively. During each and every stage of the design process for the concrete mix, IRC 44:2008 was used. The results of this inquiry provide the conclusions of the parameters of strength shown by polyethylene fibre reinforced concrete. A four point bending test and a double shear test were used, respectively, to determine the flexure and shear strengths of the material that was being tested in [...]
doi:10.5281/zenodo.7240087 fatcat:trozspxdsjcwfnlsrc4lbtx47e