Effects on the strength parameters of self-compacting concrete due to the addition of nylon and basalt fibres

Kiran K. Shetty, Gopinatha Nayak, Adithya Shenoy

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This paper focuses on the effect of nylon and basalt fibres on the strength parameters of Self Compacting Concrete. The fibres were used separately, varied as 0.3%, 0.4% and 0.5% by weight of cementitious materials. The parameters tested were compressive strength, splitting tensile strength and flexural strength. It was observed that there was an increase in the compression, split tensile and flexural strength due to the addition of nylon and basalt fibres. An optimum dosage of 0.4% was found for nylon and basalt fibres in both compression and split tensile strength. Flexural strength peaked at an optimum dosage of 0.5%.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)640-646
Number of pages7
JournalInternational Journal of Civil Engineering and Technology
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - 01-01-2017


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Ceramics and Composites
  • Civil and Structural Engineering
  • Building and Construction
  • Metals and Alloys

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