Eco-friendly Hybrid Concrete Using Pozzolanic Binder and Glass Fibers

Document Type: Original Article

Authors

1 School of Civil Engineering, Vellore Institute of Technology, Vellore, India

2 Faculty of Civil and Surveying Engineering, Graduate University of Advanced Technology, Kerman, Iran

Abstract

Hybrid Concrete focused on development of buildings, highways, and other structures of civil engineering. In the current study, various mix combinations have been prepared and tested with different percentages of super-plasticizer at different levels of water reduction for obtaining the optimum mix. Further, study on different properties of hybrid concrete and replacement of ordinary portland cement (OPC) with ground granulated blast furnace slag (GGBFS), silica fume (SF) and glass fibers (GF) for obtaining highly cement replaced concrete (HCRC) and glass fiber concrete (GFC). The concrete performance was evaluated based on slump cone test, compressive strength test, split tensile strength test, flexural strength test, water absorption test and ultrasonic pulse velocity test. It was observed from the results that, the best performance of HCRC achieved at 50% GGBFS and 3% silica fume replacement. Further, in the case of GFC, 0.2% of glass fibers showed high performance in terms of split tensile and flexural strength at all ages. The optimized concrete mixtures like HCRC and GFC performed better than the control concrete (CC).

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