Indian Journal of Science and Technology
Year: 2016, Volume: 9, Issue: 44, Pages: 1-7
S. Thirumurugan1* and S. K. Sekar2
1Structural Engineering Division, VIT University, Vellore - 632014, Tamil Nadu, India; [email protected] 2School of Civil Engineering, VIT University, Vellore - 632014, Tamil Nadu, India; [email protected]
*Author for correspondence
Structural Engineering Division, VIT University, Vellore - 632014, Tamil Nadu, India; [email protected]
The paper focuses on the impact strength and toughness behaviour of SBR based polymer concrete reinforced with crimped polypropylene fibres. A total of 48 slab specimens were casted and tested on a manual type fabricated impact testing apparatus. Circular disc specimens of 400 mm diameter concrete slabs were used to test the impact strength. In the polymer modified concrete the dosage of fibre used were 0.1% and 0.3% to the volume fraction of the concrete. Toughness parameters such as first crack, ultimate, fibre concrete and post crack toughness were evolved from the experimental study. It is observed that ultimate toughness of polymer fibre concrete (372.78N-m) is higher compared to plain concrete (139.79Nm) due to absorption of energy by SBR latex polymer and bridging of polypropylene fibres compared to plain concrete. The effect of fibres in absorbing the impact load and cracks was shown in post crack toughness of polymer modified concrete with increase in the dosage of fibres from 0.1% to 0.3%.
Keywords: Fibres, Impact Test, Polymer Modified Concrete, Post Crack Failure, Toughness
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