Experimental Investigation of HFRC Precast Beam using Cyclic Loading

Veena N. *
Department of Civil Engineering, Rajarajeswari College of Engineering, Bengaluru, Karnataka, India.
Periodicity:September - November'2020
DOI : https://doi.org/10.26634/jce.10.4.17596


Hybrid Fibre Reinforced Concrete (HFRC) is analyzed in this examination. Two kinds of synthetic fibre had been considered polyvinyl alcohol fibre/macro synthetic fibre (PVA/MSF) and polypropylene fibre/macro synthetic fibre (PPF/MSF). Styrene butadiene latex has been introduced at 0 percent, 5 percent, 10 percent, and 15 percent by weight of cement. Tests has been carried out to study strength parameters such as compression and flexure strength, resistance to wear, and resistance to impact. Outcome of the study results that higher latex contents improve the dispersibility of the fibre because of the increased workability of the Hybrid Fibre Reinforced Concrete (HFRC) and the improved adhesion. Formation of a latex layer on concrete improved the strength parameter, permeability resistance, abrasion resistant, and impact resistant. PVA/MSF HFRC had higher properties than PPF/MSF HFRC. This change in attribute for stronger hydrogen bonding via the hydrophilic PVA fibres, led to advanced resistance to micro-cracking and crack propagation.


Steel Fibre, Polypropylene Fibre, HFRC Beam, Latex Layer, Compressive Strength.

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Veena, N. (2020). Experimental Investigation of HFRC Precast Beam using Cyclic Loading. i-manager's Journal on Civil Engineering, 10(4), 15-22. https://doi.org/10.26634/jce.10.4.17596


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