Impact Response of Carbon Fiber Reinforced Concrete
A. Navya H A1, B. Nayana N Patil2

1A. Navya H A, Post Graduate student in Civil Structural Design, Department of Civil Engineering, M.S Ramaiah University of Applied Sciences, Bengaluru, Karnataka, India.
2B. Nayana N Patil, Asisstant Professor of Civil (Geotechnical) Engineering at the MS Ramaiah University of Applied Sciences (MSRUAS), Bengaluru, Karnataka, India.
Manuscript received on February 27, 2020. | Revised Manuscript received on March 14, 2020. | Manuscript published on March 30, 2020. | PP: 5171-5175 | Volume-8 Issue-6, March 2020. | Retrieval Number: F1213038620/2020©BEIESP | DOI: 10.35940/ijrte.F1213.038620

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Abstract: Fiber reinforced concrete is becoming increasingly more important in the construction field due to its numerous applications and advantages. Fibre reinforced concrete (FRC) is composed of fibres and matrix. Fibres constitute the reinforcements and the main source of strength while the matrix ‘glues’ all the fibres together in shape and transfers the stress between the reinforcing fibres. Different types of fibres in use are steel, glass, carbon, basalt and aramid. Fibre reinforced concrete has many advantages such as improvement in the mechanical properties like modulus of elasticity, deflection, energy absorption and crack resistance. This paper discusses the experimental investigations carried out on carbon fiber reinforced concrete under impact loading. Mix design is carried out for M25 grade of concrete reinforced with carbon fibers in proportions of 0%, 0.75%, 1.00% and 1.25% by volume fraction. The test results show that there is an increase in compressive, split tensile and flexural strengths of carbon fiber reinforced concrete (not discussed in this paper). The inclusion of 1% carbon fibers showed the maximum enhancement in strength and it can be considered as optimum dosage. When compared to conventional concrete, the crack width also reduced in carbon fiber reinforced concrete. Extensometer test was conducted to determine the modulus of elasticity of concrete. The main aim of this study is to understand the dynamic behavior of carbon fiber reinforced concrete under impact loading. For carrying out the drop-weight tests, eight slab specimens were casted. The edges of the slab were fixed on all four sides. FRC slab with 1% addition of carbon fibres gave the best results. There was a decrease in displacement and an increase in impact energy for an the aspect ratio of fiber is 45.
Keywords: Fiber Reinforced Concrete, Impact Behavior, Impact Energy and Modulus of Elasticity.
Scope of the Article: RF Energy Harvesting.