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Experimental Study on Effect of Polypropylene Fibers on Durability Properties of High Volume Fly Ash Concrete



Author(s): Karthikeyan R.M (1), Venkatesh Babu D.L (2) and Prince Arulraj G (3)
Paper category: Proceedings
Book title: Proceedings of the 71st RILEM Annual Week & ICACMS 2017,Chennai,India, 3rd -8th September 2017
Editor(s): Manu Santhanam
Ravindra Gettu
Radhakrishna G. Pillai
Sunitha K. Nayar
ISBN: 978-2-35158-196-4
ISBN: 978-2-35158-190-2 (Set)
e-ISBN: 978-2-35158-191-9:
Publisher: Published by RILEM Publications S.A.R.L.
Publication year: 2017
Pages: 214-223
Total Pages: 10
Language : English


Abstract: This paper presents a study on the durability properties of high volume fly ash (HVFA)
concrete with polypropylene fibre. The development and use of mineral admixtures for
cement replacement is growing in construction industry mainly due to the consideration of
cost saving, energy saving, environmental production and conservation of resources. The fly
ash is among the commonly used mineral admixtures as it is available in large quantities in
many developing countries. It has a development history of more than four decades.
However, the use has not been significant and notable due to many reasons including slower
early strength development, delay in removing from work etc, its application has been
restricted on a wide base.
In order to improve the properties and to counteract the disadvantages of fly ash based
concrete, polypropylene fibres (PPE) have been added. The influence of polypropylene fibre
content on durability properties of HVFA was investigated by conducting the requisite tests.
The experimental work includes mix design for M40 HVFC concrete with different
percentage of class F fly ash (15, 30, 40, 50, and 60 % by weight of cement) and 0.5
percentages of polypropylene fibers (PPE).


Online publication : 2017
Publication type : full_text
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