Polyvinyl alcohol (PVA) fibres were added to study their effect on workability and mechanical properties of SCC. Mixturesof self-compacting concrete with and without PVA fibres were prepared with a water-binder ratio of 0.35. It was observed that the addition of PVA fibres reduced the workability properties and improved the mechanical properties of SCC. Addition of fibres slightly increased the compressive strength and modulus of elasticity of SCC. Splitting tensile strength and modulus of rupture of SCC was found to be significantly increased after the addition of fibres.
Self-compacting concrete, mechanical properties, workability properties, polyvinyl alcohol fibre