Title: Influence of Polyvinyl Alcohol Fibres on Fresh and Hardened Properties of Self-Compacting Concrete


Volume 7 Issue 2 Year 2017

Authors:

Shubhan Anand

subhanahmadd@gmail.com
Department of Civil Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology, Roorkee. India,

Arshad Umar

ijskit@skit.ac.in
Department of Civil Engineering, Aligarh Muslim University, Aligarh, India,

Amjad Masood

ijskit@skit.ac.in
Department of Civil Engineering, Aligarh Muslim University, Aligarh, India

Pages: 48-52


Abstract:

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.

Keywords:
Self-compacting concrete, mechanical properties, workability properties, polyvinyl alcohol fibre