The objective of this paper is to investigate and compare the compressive, flexural and splitting tensile strength of basalt fiber reinforced concrete with plain M30 grade concrete.
Fiber reinforced concrete is a most widely used solution for improving tensile and flexural strength of concrete. Various types of fibers such as steel, polypropylene, glass and polyester are generally used in concrete.
In this research, the effect of inclusion of basalt fibers on the compressive, flexural and splitting tensile strength of fiber reinforced concrete was studied. Based on the laboratory experiment on basalt fiber reinforced concrete, cube, beam and cylindrical specimens have been designed
with basalt fiber reinforced concrete containing 1kg/m3, 2kg/m3 and 4kg/m3 basalt fibers.
The experimental test results demonstrated a considerable increases in compression, flexural and splitting of specimen at 3, 7 and 28 days with addition of basalt fibers.
Fathima Irine I.A
Civil Engineering Department
M.G University, Mar Athanasius College of Engineering, Kerala, India