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Behavior of Sika Fiber (Force-60) Reinforced Concrete for Construction

Zeeshan Arif, M. Yaqub, Tariq Ali, Ali Raza
Department of Civil Engineering, University of Engineering and Technology, Taxila, Rawalpindi 46000, Pakistan
Abstract: This paper describes an experimental study that evaluates the effectiveness of sika fiber force-60 reinforced concrete in terms of its flexural strength and ductility. For this purpose fourteen concrete beams were tested under third point loading. The tested specimens were divided into three groups. The first group contained two plain concrete beams (control specimens), the second group comprised of six wire meshed reinforced concrete beams (wire mesh placed at neutral axis, above the neutral axis and below the neutral axis of beams in each two samples).The third group consists of six fiber reinforced concrete beams (set of each two beams with varying fiber ratios).The result of control specimens were compared with fiber reinforced and wire meshed reinforced specimens. These results expressed that the fiber reinforced concrete specimens were more effective for enhancing the flexural strength and ductility.

Key words: SFRC, wire mesh reinforcement, plain concrete specimens.

Cite: Zeeshan Arif, M. Yaqub, Tariq Ali, Ali Raza, "Behavior of Sika Fiber (Force-60) Reinforced Concrete for Construction," International Journal of Materials Science and Engineering, Vol. 9, No. 3, pp. 38-47, September 2021. doi: 10.17706/ijmse.2021.9.3.38-47

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ISSN: 2315-4527 (Print)
Abbreviated Title: Int. J. Mater. Sci. Eng.
Editor-in-Chief: Prof. Emeritus Dato' Dr. Muhammad Yahaya
DOI: 10.17706/ijmse
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