Innovations and Applications of Fiber-Reinforced Concrete

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S.R.R. Teja Prathipati, PhD – Assistant Professor, Bapatla Engineering College, Bapatla, Andhra Pradesh, India
Yeswanth Paluri, PhD – Assistant Professor, Bapatla Engineering College, Bapatla, Andhra Pradesh, India
Hanuma Kasanagi, PhD – Assistant Professor, Velagapudi Ramakrishna Siddhartha Engineering College. Vijayawada, Andhra Pradesh, India
Vijay Kunamineni, PhD – Assistant Professor, Bapatla Engineering College, Bapatla, Andhra Pradesh, India

Series: Materials Science and Technologies
BISAC: TEC021000
DOI: https://doi.org/10.52305/EWVP0213

Fiber-reinforced concrete (FRC) has emerged as a remarkable construction material with numerous applications in the modern world and have revolutionized the way we design and engineer materials. By combining high-strength fibers with a matrix material, such as polymers, metals, or ceramics, these composites exhibit exceptional properties that surpass those of traditional materials. Its unique properties, such as increased strength, enhanced durability, and improved crack resistance, have revolutionized the field of concrete technology. The continuous advancements and innovations in fiber types, fiber geometries, and concrete mix designs have opened up new possibilities for the use of FRC in various construction projects. 

This book aims to provide an insightful and comprehensive exploration of the innovations, applications, advantages, and disadvantages of fiber reinforced composites. Through a collection of chapters authored by experts in the field, we delve into various aspects of these composites, including manufacturing techniques, properties, applications, and emerging trends. The book explores the use of various fiber types, such as steel, polymeric, natural, and hybrid fibers, and examines their effects on the performance of concrete.  

The chapters in this book highlight the latest research and development in fiber reinforced composites, unveiling new breakthroughs, techniques, and applications that continue to push the boundaries of material science and engineering. From advancements in fiber types and matrix materials to novel manufacturing processes and structural design, this book presents a wealth of knowledge for both researchers and practitioners in the field. Furthermore, this book highlights the sustainable aspects of FRC, including its contribution to reducing carbon emissions, enhancing energy efficiency, and promoting eco-friendly construction practices.  

The chapters in this book also discuss the challenges and opportunities associated with the use of FRC, providing valuable insights into overcoming obstacles and achieving successful implementation. Moreover, we emphasize the advantages that fiber reinforced composites offer over conventional materials. Their high strength-to-weight ratio, exceptional durability, corrosion resistance, and tailored properties make them a compelling choice for industries seeking to enhance performance, efficiency, and sustainability. In this book, we delve into the exciting world of fiber reinforced composites, exploring the innovations, advancements, and remarkable advantages they offer in various industries. 

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Table of Contents

Preface

Chapter 1. Investigation into Strength Properties of Recron 3s and Glass Fiber Reinforced Concrete
C. Merlin Rani
Assistant Professor, Department of Civil Engineering, SSM Institute of Engineering &Technology, Dindigul, Tamil Nadu, India

Chapter 2. Performance of Steel and Polypropylene Hybrid Fiber Reinforced Concrete
Sumant Kulkarni
School of Civil Engineering, REVA University, Bangalore, Karnataka, India

Chapter 3. Fiber Reinforced Concrete – A Review
Panga Narasimha Reddy¹, Bode Venkata Kavyatheja², Vijay Kunaminani³, B. Damodhara Reddy¹, S. Aruna Jyothy4, M. Mohan Babu¹, and P. Oliver Jayaprakash¹
¹Civil Engineering Department, Sri Venkateswara College of Engineering and Technology (Autonomous), Chittoor, Andhra Pradesh, India
²Civil Engineering Department, JNTUA College of Engineering, Kalikiri, Andhra Pradesh, India
³Department of Civil Engineering, Vishnu Institute of Technology, Kovvada, Bhimavaram, Andhra Pradesh, India
⁴Civil Engineering Department, Sri Venkateswara University College Of Engineering, Tirupati, India

Chapter 4. Performance Evaluation of Fiber Reinforced Concrete Modified with Copper Slag and Styrene Butadiene
P. Oliver Jayaprakash1, Panga Narasimha Reddy¹, Bode Venkata Kavyatheja², B. Damodhara Reddy¹, M. Mohan Babu¹, and Vijay Kunaminani³
¹Civil Engineering Department, Sri Venkateswara College of Engineering and Technology (Autonomous), Chittoor, Andhra Pradesh, India
²Civil Engineering Department, JNTUA College of Engineering, Kalikiri, Andhra Pradesh, India
³Department of Civil Engineering, Vishnu Institute of Technology,Kovvada, Bhimavaram, Andhra Pradesh, India

Chapter 5. Gamma Radiation Shielding Properties of Steel, Basalt, and Steel-Basalt Hybrid Fiber Reinforced Copper Slag Concrete
Vinotha Jenifer John1, Brindha Dharmar2, and Divyah Nagarajan3
¹Civil Department, Velammal College of Engineering and Technology, Madurai, India
²Civil Department, Thiagarajar College of Engineering, Madurai, India
³Civil Department, PSG Institute of Technology and Applied Research, Coimbatore, India

Chapter 6. An Overview of the Use of Polymeric Nanofibers in Stabilized Mud Blocks
B.R. Vinod1, and G. A. Swetha²
¹Department of Civil Engineering, B.M.S. Institute of Technology and Management, Bengaluru and affiliated to Visvesvaraya Technological University, Belagavi, Karnataka, India
²Department of Chemistry, B.M.S. Institute of Technology and Management, Bengaluru and affiliated to Visvesvaraya Technological University, Belagavi, Karnataka, India

Chapter 7. A Review on the Effective Usage of Aramid Fibers for Interlocking Lightweight Mud Blocks with High Strength
B.R. Vinod and J. Akshit Jain
Department of Civil Engineering, B.M.S. Institute of Technology and Management, Bengaluru, India

Chapter 8. Cyclic Behavior of Reinforced Pond Ash and its Liquefaction Susceptibility
Sudhakar Mogili¹, Yeswanth Paluri², and Heeralal Mudavath³
¹Assistant Professor, Department of Civil Engineering, PVP Siddhartha Institute of Technology, Vijayawada, Andhra Pradesh, India
²Associate Professor, Department of Civil Engineering, Srinivasa Institute of Engineering and Technology, Cheyyeru (V), Amalapuram, Andhra Pradesh, India
³Professor, Department of Civil Engineering, NIT Warangal, Warangal, Telangana, India

Chapter 9. Pineapple Fiber as an Efficient Thermal Insulator Compared to Other Insulating Materials
Shobha R. and Vinod B. R.
Department of Civil Engineering, B. M. S. Institute of Technology and Management,Bengaluru, India

Chapter 10. Characterization of Lignocellulose Seed Fibers Extracted from “Cochlospermum Religiosum” Plant – An Innovative Future Material
Habibunnisa Syed¹, Ruben Nerella¹, Sri rama chand Madduru², and Raja Gopal reddy S³
¹Civil Engineering Department, Vignan’s Foundation for Science, Technology & Research, Guntur, India
²Civil Engineering Department, Sree Chaitanya College of Engineering, Karimnagar, India
³Botany Department, Yogi Vemana University, Kadapa, India

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