Mechanical Properties of Concrete by using M-Sand and Basalt Fibre in Concrete
T.Kavitha1, P.Partheeban2

1Sajithra Varun* , Dept of ECE, The Oxford College of Engineering, Educational and Research Institute , Madhuravoyal, Chennai.
2Dr.P.Partheeban, Dean, Planning and Development, Kundrathur, Chennai.

Manuscript received on April 02, 2020. | Revised Manuscript received on April 17, 2020. | Manuscript published on May 30, 2020. | PP: 314-317 | Volume-9 Issue-1, May 2020. | Retrieval Number: F9563038620/2020©BEIESP | DOI: 10.35940/ijrte.F9563.059120
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Abstract: This paper presents the impact of the basalt fibre in concrete. Basalt fibre is a relatively new material and it is a high performance non-metallic fibre made from basalt rock melted at a high temperature. It is economical and having good strength characteristics, and also resists against temperature and alkaline environment. The Main aim of this paper is to find the compressive, flexural and split tensile strength of Concrete with M-sand and Basalt Fibre. The length of basalt fibre 12mm was used with in the range of 0.1% to 0.3%with total volume of concrete. Due to lack of river sand, it is partially replaced with M-sand by 50%and 60% in this work. This paper shows the enhancement of mechanical properties of concrete by adding Basalt fibre and partial replacement of river sand with M-sand. 
Keywords: Basalt fibre, compressive strength, flexural strength, split tensile strength.
Scope of the Article: Mechanical Design