Utilization of PET Fiber in Concrete

Authors(2) :-Godage Priyanka Sanjay, Prof. G. C. Jawalkar

In this study, the effectiveness of waste Polyethylene Terephthalate (PET) fibers in improving the properties of concrete was investigated. Recycling of waste PET bottles is a daunting task in developing countries due to inadequate recycling facilities. The main aim of this research paper is to investigate the mechanical behavior of the components by using PET fibers. This paper describes the performance of PET fiber reinforced concrete for two grades of concrete mix M20 and M30. An experimental work has been carried out on the specimens like cubes, cylinders and beams which were casted in the laboratory and their behavior under the test was observed. The PET fibers were replaced to the fine aggregate volume from 0.0% to 2.0%. The compressive strength, split tensile strength and flexural strength of concrete were determined after 28 days of curing period. The highest compressive, split tensile and flexural strength of concrete was observed at 1.5% fiber volume replacement to the fine aggregate. The study concludes that the replacement of waste PET fibers to fine aggregate in concrete serves as a means of utilizing the waste generated by PET bottles to increase the strength of concrete.

Authors and Affiliations

Godage Priyanka Sanjay
PG Scholar, Department of Civil Engineering, N.B.N. Sinhgad College of Engineering, Solapur, India
Prof. G. C. Jawalkar
Professor, Department of Civil Engineering, N.B.N. Sinhgad College of Engineering, Solapur, India

PET, Coca Cola, Bisleri, Point Loading System, Flexural Test

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Publication Details

Published in : Volume 6 | Issue 1 | January-February 2019
Date of Publication : 2019-02-28
License:  This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.
Page(s) : 204-212
Manuscript Number : IJSRSET196143
Publisher : Technoscience Academy

Print ISSN : 2395-1990, Online ISSN : 2394-4099

Cite This Article :

Godage Priyanka Sanjay, Prof. G. C. Jawalkar, " Utilization of PET Fiber in Concrete, International Journal of Scientific Research in Science, Engineering and Technology(IJSRSET), Print ISSN : 2395-1990, Online ISSN : 2394-4099, Volume 6, Issue 1, pp.204-212, January-February-2019. Available at doi : https://doi.org/10.32628/IJSRSET196143
Journal URL : http://ijsrset.com/IJSRSET196143

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