The Asian Review of Civil Engineering (TARCE)
Study of High Performance Concrete with Silica Fume and Glass FibreAuthor : S. Durai, S.C. Boobalan, P. Muthupriya and R.Venkatasubramani
Volume 2 No.1 January-June 2013 pp 20-24
This paper presents the effect of silica fume and glass fibre in High Performance Concrete (HPC). In this study, High Performance Concrete mixes with silica fume of 0%, 10%, and 20% with addition of glass fibre of diameter 14μ and 12mm length at various percentages as 0%, 0.3%, and 0.6% by the volume of cement on M75 grade of concrete. The mix proportions of concrete had a constant binder of 0.26 and superplasticizer was added based on the required degree of workability. For each mix standard sizes of cubes, cylinders and prisms as per Indian Standards were cast and tested for compressive strength, split tensile strength and flexural strength at the age of 28 days. The addition of silica fume shows early strength gaining property and that of glass fibre control the cracking due to shrinkage. The results are satisfactory for the use of 10% silica fume and 0.3% glass fibre in producing High Performance concrete.
High Performance Concrete, Silica fume, Glass fibre