Influence of Steel Fibers on the Account of Permeability Aspects of M20 and M40 Grade Concrete
P L. Meyyappan1, M. Jemimah Carmichael2

1P L. Meyyappan, Department of Civil, Kalasalingam Academy of Research and Education College, Krishnankoil (Tamil Nadu), India.
2M. Jemimah Carmichael, Department of Civil, Karunya Institute of Technology and Sciences, Coimbatore (Tamil Nadu), India.
Manuscript received on 26 November 2019 | Revised Manuscript received on 15 December 2019 | Manuscript Published on 31 December 2019 | PP: 53-55 | Volume-8 Issue-4S2 December 2019 | Retrieval Number: D10131284S219/2019©BEIESP | DOI: 10.35940/ijrte.D1013.1284S219
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Abstract: Steel Fibre Reinforced Concrete is used in a number of applications such as ground slabs, shotcrete, pavements etc to enhance the performance of plain and reinforced concrete. The study on durability characteristics of fiber reinforced concrete is scanty and hence the study on permeability is essential. This paper deals with the study on the permeability of steel fibre reinforced concrete. Deformed Steel fibres with different volume fraction were used in this study. Permeability was observed to decrease significantly with the addition of fibres and it continued to decrease with the increase in fibre content. Permeability tests were conducted using permeability test apparatus as per IS 3085 -1965. Mathematical equations were derived to determine the permeability using the parameters, volume fraction of fibers,and age of curing.
Keywords: Steel Fibre Reinforced Concrete, Fibre Content, Coefficient of Permeability, Age of Concrete.
Scope of the Article: Concrete Structures