American Journal of Applied Sciences

Chloride Penetration Resistance Studies on Concretes Modified with Alkali Resistant Glass Fibers

K. Chandramouli, P. Srinivasa Rao, N. Pannirselvam, T. Seshadri Sekhar and P. Sravana

DOI : 10.3844/ajassp.2010.371.375

American Journal of Applied Sciences

Volume 7, Issue 3

Pages 371-375

Abstract

Problem statement: This research study presented the durability performance of glass fibre reinforced concrete. Approach: The influence of fiber content on the durability performance of glass fibre reinforced concrete specimens having different percentage of glass fibres with varying grades of concrete were investigated. Results: The parameter of investigation included rapid chloride permeability test for a period of 365 days. Specimens of 100×150 mm cylinders were cast and tested to study their parameters. The specimens incorporated with addition of 0.03, 0.06 and 0.10% of glass fibres in M30, M40 and M50 grades of concrete. The durability performances of glass fibre reinforced concrete were compared with that of plain concrete. Conclusion/Recommendations: The results show that addition of glass fibres improves that durability performance appreciably.

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© 2010 K. Chandramouli, P. Srinivasa Rao, N. Pannirselvam, T. Seshadri Sekhar and P. Sravana. This is an open access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.