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Mechanical Properties of Recycled Tire Wires and Glass Fibers Reinforced Concrete
International Journal of Engineering Management
Volume 4, Issue 1, June 2020, Pages: 1-10
Received: Nov. 6, 2019; Accepted: Nov. 26, 2019; Published: Apr. 14, 2020
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Moti Muleta, Faculty of Architecture and Civil Engineering, Addis Ababa Science and Technology University, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Tesfaye Alemu, Faculty of Architecture and Civil Engineering, Addis Ababa Science and Technology University, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
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Concrete is a versatile construction material with various uses. It is has poor tensile strength and good compressive strength mechanical properties. In past, an effort has been made to improve concrete mechanical properties by mixing with various foreign materials such as synthetic and natural fibers, steel wires and plastics. However, there is research gap in literature to study comparative use of recycled and new materials for improving concrete mechanical properties. This research work experimentally investigates use of new glass fibers and recycled tire fibers in 0.5%, 1% and 1.5% in weight mixes with concrete to study concrete mechanical properties performance gains such as compressive, flexural and split tensile strength properties. Experimental results indicated as compared to control plain concrete specimen, use of recycled steel fiber and glass fibers in concrete mix increased flexural property of concrete by 19.64% and 24.56% whereas split tensile strength of concrete is enhanced by 8.15% and 12.02%, respectively. Similarly, compressive strength of concrete is improved by 5.34% and 7.87% respectively. Also, optimum blend percentage of recycled tire fiber and glass fiber for enhanced performance gains in concrete mechanical properties is one percent. Finally, use of recycled steel fibers and glass fibers in concrete exhibited similar concrete mechanical property performance gains however, recycled steel fibers has 78% direct cost reduction as compared to glass fibers.
Glass Fibers, Recycled Tire Fiber, Compressive Strength, Flexural Strength, Split Tensile Strength, Admixture
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Moti Muleta, Tesfaye Alemu, Mechanical Properties of Recycled Tire Wires and Glass Fibers Reinforced Concrete, International Journal of Engineering Management. Vol. 4, No. 1, 2020, pp. 1-10. doi: 10.11648/j.ijem.20200401.11
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