Effect of Steel Fibers on the Performance of Concrete Made with Recycled Concrete Aggregates and Dune Sand
Geethanjali K1, Sivakumar M2, Subburaj V3, Mahendran S4
1Geethanjali K*, PG II- year Student, Department of Civil Engineering, PSNA College of Engineering & Technology, Dindigul, India.
2Sivakumar M, Professor, Department of Civil Engineering, PSNA College of Engineering & Technology, Dindigul, India.
3Subburaj V, Assistant Professor, Department of Civil Engineering, PSNA College of Engineering & Technology, Dindigul, India.
4Mahendran S, Professor, Department of Civil Engineering, PSNA College of Engineering & Technology, Dindigul, India.
Manuscript received on April 30, 2020. | Revised Manuscript received on May 06, 2020. | Manuscript published on May 30, 2020. | PP: 2188-2193 | Volume-9 Issue-1, May 2020. | Retrieval Number: A2829059120/2020©BEIESP | DOI: 10.35940/ijrte.A2829.059120
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Abstract: This paper aims to develop and evaluate the performance of concrete made with recycled concrete aggregates (RCA) and dune sand (DS) in addition with steel fibers (SF). This work is mainly intended to find the effective ways to reutilize the recycled concrete aggregates as coarse aggregate and due to sand demand dune sand were used as a fine aggregate. Different mechanical and durability properties of recycled concrete aggregates (RCA) and dune sand (DS) concrete mixtures were evaluated. To ensure the properties of cement, fine aggregate, coarse aggregate, recycled concrete aggregate and dune sand preliminary test were determined. Mix design is formulated based on its properties and requirements. Experimentation has been done by using M25 grade concrete. Ordinary Portland cement is used. Fine aggregate and coarse aggregate were partially replaced by recycled concrete aggregates and dune sand at different proportions (25%, 50%, 75%) in addition with 0.25% of steel fibers. Various strengths such as tensile strength, compressive strength, flexure strength and modulus of elasticity are determined. In particular for cube different tests such as non-destructive test (NDT), sorptivity, permeability and acid test has been done. It has been observed that the M2 mix (50% of recycled concrete aggregates and dune sand) has produced better results comparatively.
Keywords: Steel fibers, Dune sand, recycled concrete aggregates, hardened properties and durability properties.
Scope of the Article: Concrete Engineering