Flexural Behavior of Polyvinyl Alcohol Fiber Reinforced Concrete

International Journal of Civil Engineering
© 2017 by SSRG - IJCE Journal
Volume 4 Issue 6
Year of Publication : 2017
Authors : Dr.M.Devi, Mr.L.Kannan, Mr.M.Ganeshkumar, Mr.T.S.Venkatachalam
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Dr.M.Devi, Mr.L.Kannan, Mr.M.Ganeshkumar, Mr.T.S.Venkatachalam, "Flexural Behavior of Polyvinyl Alcohol Fiber Reinforced Concrete," SSRG International Journal of Civil Engineering, vol. 4,  no. 6, pp. 27-30, 2017. Crossref, https://doi.org/10.14445/23488352/IJCE-V4I6P104


The usefulness of fiber reinforced concrete (FRC) in various civil engineering applications is indisputable. Fiber reinforced concrete has so far been successfully used in slabs on grade, shotcrete, architectural panels, precast products, offshore structures, structures in seismic regions, thin and thick repairs, crash barriers, footings, hydraulic structures and many other applications. This report presents a brief state-of-the-art report on flexural behavior of polyvinyl alcohol fiber reinforced concrete. Civil infrastructure around the world the problem is at the apparent lack of tensile strength in our concrete. This paper present data to support the argument that polyvinyl alcohol fiber reinforced concrete is an ideal material for achieving these goals. The research also discusses poly vinyl alcohol fiber reinforced concrete materials properties and mix design. The PVA fiber will be added to the conventional concrete 0%, 0.1%, 0.2%, 0.3% and 0.4% by its cement weight. The optimum level of PVA fiber was determined as 0.3 based on the compressive strength, split tensile strength and modulus of rupture. The beam was casted with size of 125X150X1800mm with 0.3% of PVA Fiber. Then the flexural behavior was studied and compared with conventional concrete.


Polyvinyl alcohol fiber, Flexural Behavior.


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