Experimental Investigation on the Strength and Behaviour of Mild Steel Powder Reinforced Concrete
Thamizhanban S1 and Lavanya G2
1Thamizhanban S, PG Student, Department of Civil Engineering, Anna University Regional Campus, Madurai, (Tamil Nadu), India.
2Lavanya G, Assistant Professor, Department of Civil Engineering, University College of Engineering, Ramanathapuram, (Tamil Nadu), India.

Manuscript received on 17April 2019 | Revised Manuscript received on 21 May 2019 | Manuscript published on 30 May 2019 | PP: 2312-2317 | Volume-8 Issue-1, May 2019 | Retrieval Number: A1268058119/19©BEIESP
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Abstract: Steel rods are mostly used as reinforcement for concrete because of its desired properties. But maintenance and handling of steel rods are time consuming and uneconomical parameters because of skilled labour requirement for particular project. In order to avoid these problems in construction field, reinforcement in finer form holds the better replacement over steel rod for reinforcing the concrete. Using of finer reinforcing materials also helps in pore modification of concrete and also it has other important advantages over steel rod. Mild Steel Powder is the type of metal powder which has desired strength and durability properties for reinforcement because of its origin. Mild Steel Powder is the finer powder form of Mild Steel with good ductile property which is needed for reinforcement. Mild Steel Powder of different ranges of sizes is available in the market with economic price. This study deals with experimental investigation of strength and durability of Mild Steel Powder reinforced concrete with various ratios of Mild Steel Powder to Cement. Totally 10 ratios are adopted for this study and the Mild Steel Powder is Reinforced integrally to the M 20 grade concrete with W/C of 0.6. Compressive strength test, Cylindrical Splitting Tension test, Flexural strength test are the various types of tests investigated which determines the strength. Rapid Chloride Penetration Test, Water Absorption tests are also investigated for durability study for Mild Steel powder reinforced Cement concrete.
Index Terms: Durability, Finer Reinforcing Materials, Mechanical Strength, Mild Steel Powder.

Scope of the Article: Mechanical Design