Effect of Alccofine on the Properties of Concrete Incorporating Steel Fibers
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 March 23, 2020. | Revised Manuscript received on April 27, 2020. | Manuscript published on June 30, 2020. | PP: 44-47 | Volume-9 Issue-5, June 2020. | Retrieval Number: E9238069520/2020©BEIESP | DOI: 10.35940/ijeat.E9238.069520
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Abstract: This paper deals with the investigation of concrete containing varying replacement percentages of Alccofine and conjointly Alccofine and different proportions of steel fibers with aspect ratio 50 to investigate mechanical and morphological properties. The replacement levels of Alccofine was chosen as 5% to 15% with 5% increment and steel fibers of 0.5% to1.5% with an increment of 0.5% by volume of concrete. Mix design was done by using British D.O.E method, fixing water binder ratio as 0.45. Results indicated that concrete replaced with Alccofine in addition of steel fibers increased the compressive and flexural strength of concrete. The maximum strength was obtained for the concrete mix containing 15% Alccofine and 1.5% circular crimped steel fibers. Morphological studies indicated the excess C-S-H gel for concrete mixes containing Alccofine as compared to conventional concrete. Hence, it can be culminated that Alccofine and addition of steel fibers increases the strength properties and crack resistant strength of concrete
Keywords: Alccofine, British D.O.E method, steel fibers.