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Development of Enhanced Polymer Fiber Reinforced Concrete

Development of Enhanced Polymer Fiber Reinforced Concrete

Asim Mushtaq1*, Asra Nafees1, Raza Muhammad Khan1, Amina Israr1 and Zaeem Uddin Ali

1Polymer and Petrochemical Engineering Department, NED University of Engineering and Technology, Karachi, Sindh, Pakistan; 2Chemical Engineering Department, NED University of Engineering and Technology, Karachi, Sindh, Pakistan.

*Correspondence: Asim Mushtaq, Polymer and Petrochemical Engineering Department, NED University of Engineering and Technology, Karachi, Sindh, Pakistan; Email: engrasimmushtaq@yahoo.com 

ABSTRACT

Polymers can contribute to the strength and flexibility of concrete formulations. A freshly assorted cement-based material is a particulate suspension far from its equilibrium state and possesses very non-linear and irreversible characteristics. The pavements made by bituminous and the requirement of continuous maintenance and even constructing it again guide us towards the cement concrete pavements. Cement concrete is advantageous over bituminous. It helps in investigating Polymer Fiber Reinforced Concrete (PFRC). PFRC enhances the reinforced concrete design, and it is proved as more durable than standard concrete pavements. The basic aim is to increase the compressive strength along with the tensile and flexural strength of PFRC. In particular, the highest compressive strength is observed between the low and high composition of fibers. At high weight fraction, the long fibers during mixing a formed pile of hair-like structure in concrete cylinder thus not helping the PFRC increase its strength. The utilization of fibers in cement can result in bond setting aside to 10 percent, and within sight of fly residue, saving might be up to 35 percent. All these benefits result in the overall enhanced durability of concrete. 
 

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Pakistan Journal of Zoology

December

Vol. 53, Iss. 6, Pages 2001-2521

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