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Publication Type : Journal Article
Publisher : Indian Concrete Journal
Source : Indian Concrete Journal, Volume 91, p.30-36 (2017)
Campus : Coimbatore
School : School of Engineering
Department : Civil
Verified : Yes
Year : 2017
Abstract : As conventional concrete is sensitive to varying exposure conditions, this paper aims to study the effect of incorporation of Polyvinyl Alcohol (PVA) fibers at different volume fractions (Vf) of 0.15%, 0.3% and 0.45% by total volume in concrete to enhance strength, impact and abrasion resistance as well as sorption and shrinkage characteristics. Results show significant improvement of mechanical properties and remarkable reduction in sorptivity and shrinkage with moderate volume incorporation of PVA fibers. Enhanced properties indicate PVA FRC as a prospective material for rigid pavements. A relative design evaluation adopting PVA FRC as a rigid pavement slab material is also presented.
Cite this Research Publication : G. K. S and Dr. Anand K. B., “Performance evaluation of PVA fibre reinforced concrete”, Indian Concrete Journal, vol. 91, pp. 30-36, 2017.