Strength and Light Transmittance of Plastic Fiber Concrete
Lisa Mary Thomas1, S. K. Shivaranjani2
1Lisa Mary Thomas, Assistant Professor, Department of Civil Engineering, Kumaraguru College of Technology, Coimbatore (Tamil Nadu), India.
2S. K. Shivaranjani, Assistant Professor, Department of Civil Engineering, Kumaraguru College of Technology, Coimbatore (Tamil Nadu), India.
Manuscript received on 11 December 2018 | Revised Manuscript received on 22 December 2018 | Manuscript Published on 09 January 2019 | PP: 90-92 | Volume-7 Issue-4S November 2018 | Retrieval Number: E1876017519/19©BEIESP
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Abstract: The present consumption of electricity at a high rate for illumination purposes calls for new and innovative methods to use the natural source of lighting ie.sun light. This study aims the use of plastic fiber in concrete in order to transmit sunlight into buildings. The properties of the cement, aggregate and plastic fiber were analyzed. The cube specimen prepared was tested for light transmittance property and compressive strength. Loss of signal strength was found to be 0.2V when attenuation experiment was carried out. The intensity of light coming from the concrete cube was found to be sufficient for viewing purpose. The cube specimens also gave sufficient strength results which makes it suitable for its use in purposes.
Keywords: Plastic Fiber, Attenuation, Light Intensity, Compressive Strength.
Scope of the Article: High Performance Concrete