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An Experimental Investigation on Use of Polymeric Waste Materials for Rigid Pavements

Publication Date : 01/03/2019

DOI : 10.23883/IJRTER.2019.5010.CZOB5


Author(s) :

Mr. Diwanshu Yadav , Mr. Deepak Mathur.


Volume/Issue :
Volume 5
,
Issue 2
(03 - 2019)



Abstract :

Concrete is strong in compression but weak in tension and brittle also. Cracks also start forming as soon as the concrete is placed. Polyethylene is a synthetic hydrocarbon polymer which can improve the ductility, strength, shrinkage characteristics etc. This paper deals with the effects of addition of polyethylene fiber on the properties of concrete. Polyethylene and tire fibers were cut into the size of 30mm x 6mm and they were used 1.5% each by volume. Grade of concrete used were M30, M35 and M40. IRC 44:2008 was followed for the design of concrete mix. In this study, the results of the Strength properties of Polyethylene fiber reinforced concrete have been presented. 4 point bending test and double shear test were performed in the laboratory for flexure and shear strength determinations. There was seen an increase of 18% in the 28 day compressive strength along with an increase of 39% in flexure and 32% in shear strength. 22% decrease in 4 point bending test and 36% decrease in double shear test in deflection was found out from the experiments. Theoretical analysis of deflection was carried out by the help of energy methods. Practical values were verified with the theoretical values within the permissible limits. Finally it can be concluded that polyethylene and tire can be used effectively in reinforced cement concrete. Keywords:- concrete, waste material, polyethylene, synthetic hydrocarbon polymer


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