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