Diagnosing Performance of Polypropylene Fibre in Concrete Mix Design for Rigid Pavement

International Journal of Civil Engineering
© 2015 by SSRG - IJCE Journal
Volume 2 Issue 12
Year of Publication : 2015
Authors : Gopi J. Sutaria, Prof. C.B.Mishra, Prof. N.F.Umrigar
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Gopi J. Sutaria, Prof. C.B.Mishra, Prof. N.F.Umrigar, "Diagnosing Performance of Polypropylene Fibre in Concrete Mix Design for Rigid Pavement," SSRG International Journal of Civil Engineering, vol. 2,  no. 12, pp. 11-16, 2015. Crossref, https://doi.org/10.14445/23488352/IJCE-V2I12P103


 India has a road system of more than 4.87 kilometers according to MoRTH, Techsci Research July 2015 and the second biggest road system on the planet. Development of Road and Highways are the foundation of infrastructure improvement upgrading the vital main thrust to accomplish quick and supported economic growth in the changing technological innovation. It is undoubtedly the lifeline of the nation which is a never ending process activity in India. Because of rising oil costs and a more tightly monetary environment, cement is turning into a more alluring choice for base venture comprehensively contrasted with conventional bituminous asphalts. The Ministry of Road Transport and Highways in India noticed that advanced society can't work adequately without concrete roads. Cement has a few deficiencies as low tensile strength, limited fatigue life and is characterized by brittle failure resulting in nearly complete loss of loading capacity, once failure is initiated. This paper manages exploratory examination on mechanical properties of M35 grade concrete by adding polypropylene fibers in the blend at measurements of 0.6 %, 0.8% and 1.0% by weight of cement added to the mix. A comparative analysis has been carried out for conventional concrete to that of the fiber reinforced in relation to compressive and flexural strengths.


Polypropylene Fibre, Concrete Mix Design, Compressive Strength, Flexural Strength, Slump test.


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