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Basalt Fiber Reinforced Concrete

Basalt Fiber Reinforced Concrete

The research paper Basalt Fiber Reinforced Concrete investigates various applications of basalt fiber, gives the properties of concrete reinforced with various percent size of the fiber.

Basalt fiber reinforced concrete offers improved strength and fire resistant properties. It is also light weight material compared with conventional concrete. In this study trial tests for concrete with basalt fiber and without basalt fiber are conducted to show the difference in compressive strength and flexural strength by using cubes and concrete beams.

The industry is always trying to find new, better and economical materials to manufacture new products, which are very beneficial to the industry. Today a significant growth is observed in the manufacture of composite materials. With this in mind energy conservation, corrosion risk, the sustainability and environment are important when a product is changed or new product is manufactured. Basalt fiber is a high performance non-metallic fiber made from basalt rock melted at high temperature.

The basalt fibers do not contain any other additives in a single producing process, which gives additional advantage in cost. Basalt rock fibers have no toxic reaction with air or water, are non-combustible and explosion proof. When in contact with other chemicals they produce no chemical reaction that may damage health or the environment.

Basalt fiber has good hardness and thermal properties. Basalt fibers have been successfully used for foundation such as slabs on ground concrete.

Nayan Rathod, Mukund Gonbare, Mallikarjun Pujari
Department of Civil Engineering, Rajarshi Shahu College of Engineering, India

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