Effect of Fiber Pattern in Strength of Light Transmitting Concrete
Dinesh Babu K1, Mercy Shanthi R2, Suji D3
1Dinesh Babu K, School of Civil Engineering, Karunya University, Coimbatore (Tamil Nadu), India.
2Mercy Shanthi R, School of Civil Engineering, Karunya University, Coimbatore (Tamil Nadu), India.
3Suji D, Department of Civil Engineering, P.S.G College of Technology, Coimbatore (Tamil Nadu), India.
Manuscript received on 18 February 2019 | Revised Manuscript received on 09 March 2019 | Manuscript Published on 08 June 2019 | PP: 736-739 | Volume-7 Issue-5S4, February 2019 | Retrieval Number: E11520275S419/19©BEIESP
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Abstract: Light transmitting concrete is a latest advancement in modern construction world. The development of a light transmitting concrete using plastic optical fiber (POF) is makes concrete sensible, sustainable and energy efficient by utilization of natural sunlight. But strength properties of light transmitting concrete are yet to be improved. It is important to focus on the problems related to the mechanical strength of the light transmitting concrete and to develop a high strength concrete with increased performance in terms of transparency, sensitivity, thermal conductivity and self-health monitoring. Our aim is to improve the strength properties of light transmitting concrete by optimizing the fiber arrangement pattern. This research focused its attention on finding solution to reduce the crack in light transmitting concrete by optimizing the area of fiber to the area of concrete and also by changing the pattern of fiber alignment in the concrete. Root cause for cracking is reduced by eliminating fibers from crack initiation points and there by enhances the strength of light transmitting concrete wall panels.
Keywords: Light Transmitting Concrete, Plastic Optic Fiber, Strength, Crack.
Scope of the Article: Concrete Structures