Houston 3s Fibre Experiment Report

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Abstract An experimental program was conducted in order to study the strength and behaviour of SIFCON with different types of fibres. The different fibres that were used in this experiment were steel fibre and Recron 3S fibre. The different fibre volume considered was 4, 5, and 6%. The tests that were conducted were compression test, Split tensile test and flexural strength test. The steel fibre used in this study was hooked end steel fibres having 1mm diameter and an aspect ratio of 50. Recron 3S fibre having length of 50.8mm was used. Results indicate that among 4, 5 and 6 percentage of steel and Recron 3 S fibres, 5% showed the optimum value in compression, tension and as well as in flexural strength. For 6%, the results of both fibres showed a decrease in strength compared to 5%…show more content…
Compression test were carried out for cube and cylinder specimen using steel and Recron 3S fibres. A total of 18 cube specimen using steel fibres were prepared for the testing at the age of 7 and 28 days. Another 18 cube specimen was prepared using Recron 3S fiber. Also 36 cylinder specimens were casted using both fibres for the testing at the age of 7 and 28 days. A cube size of 150 x 150 x 150 mm and cylinder size of 150mm diameter and 300mm length was adopted. The specimen was placed centrally in the testing machine. The load was applied uniformly until the specimen fails due to compression. The ultimate load divided by the cross sectional area of the specimen is equal to the ultimate compressive strength. 3.2. Split tensile test The split tensile test was carried out as per IS 5816:1999. A total number of 36 cylinder specimens using steel and Recron 3S fibre were casted. The test was conducted at the age of 7 and 28 days after curing. The size of the specimen was 150mm diameter and 300mm length. The loading was applied continuously at a specific rate until the specimen reaches its ultimate load. 3.3. Flexural strength

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