Usage of Chopped Basalt Fibers in Concrete Composites: A Review

Usage of Chopped Basalt Fibers in Concrete Composites: A Review
Authors : Dharmendra Sondarva, Dr. Ankur C. Bhogayata
Publication Date: 29-09-2017


Author(s):  Dharmendra Sondarva, Dr. Ankur C. Bhogayata

Published in:   International Journal of Engineering Research & Technology

License:  This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.

Website: www.ijert.org

Volume/Issue:   Volume. 6 - Issue. 09 , September - 2017

e-ISSN:   2278-0181

 DOI:  http://dx.doi.org/10.17577/IJERTV6IS090164


This paper represents the outcomes of some latest trends of research in the field of concrete composites prepared with chopped basalt fibers (CBF) as fillers. The paper summarizes noticeable findings of the experimental studies carried out to demonstrate the advantages and limitations of the addition of CBF in a conventional concrete specifically. The review inspired to conclude that the effect of addition of chopped basalt fibers has been studied by performing tests for the workability of fresh mixes, compressive strength, splitting tensile strength and flexure strength with varying fractions and sizes of CBF. It was noticed that the workability reduced with addition of CBF and the strength properties showed an increment due to the CBF addition. However, lacking the explicit knowledge on the optimum dosage and preferred aspect ratio of CBF from the durability perspectives requires attention. Moreover, a compound usage of CBF with prevailing additives namely polymers, fly ash, silica fumes may be one of the potential areas for the researchers. Therefore, a need of extensive experimental study can be proposed dedicated to a full length experimental program for durability studies on concrete containing CBF can be proposed. The research outcomes indicated that addition of CBF into the concrete may prove advantageous to overcome the durability issues of concrete.


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