Influence on the Properties of Concrete Containing Steel Fibers and Alccofine
Akula Rajani1, Kurendha Geetha2
1Akula Rajani*, Assistant Professor, Department of Civil Engineering, Princeton Instuite of Engineering and Technology for Women, Hyderabad, India.
2Kurendha Geetha, Assistant Professor, Department of Civil Engineering, Princeton Instuite of Engineering and Technology for Women, Hyderabad, India.
Manuscript received on May 05, 2020. | Revised Manuscript received on May 15, 2020. | Manuscript published on June 30, 2020. | PP: 168-171 | Volume-9 Issue-5, June 2020. | Retrieval Number: D8742049420/2020©BEIESP | DOI: 10.35940/ijeat.D8742.069520
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Abstract: Innovative materials are required in the field of concrete technology for the better construction of the structure. The innovative concrete should have better durability and good aesthetical appearance. The present investigation is aimed at achieving high performance, better and more authentic and uniform quality. In this paper, the effect of Alccofine and conjointly Alccofine and steel fibers, on the mechanical properties of concrete has been evaluated after the curing period of 28 and 56 days. The percentage replacement of Alccofine were adopted as 5%, 10% and 15% and 1% steel fibers were added by mass of concrete. Results showed that compressive and flexural strength increased with an increase in Alccofine percentage. It was also observed that concrete with steel fibers along with 15% Alccofine exhibited highest compressive and flexural strength. Thus, the conjoint presence of Alccofine and steel fibers yields better than concrete without admix.
Keywords: Alccofine, Concrete mechanical stability, steel fibers.