Comparative Study of Glass Fiber Reinforced Concrete

International Journal of Research and Scientific Innovation (IJRSI) | Volume V, Issue X, October 2018 | ISSN 2321–2705

Comparative Study of Glass Fiber Reinforced Concrete

Smita Singh1, Satish Gupta2

1,2 Assistant Professor, Department of Civil Engineering, School of Management Sciences , Lucknow, U.P. 226501, India

Abstract: – The most of the research over the world are carried out to develop high performance concretes by using fibers and other admixtures in concrete up to certain proportions. In the view of the global sustainable developments, it is imperative that fibers like glass, carbon, polypropylene and aramid fibers provide improvements in compressive strength, tensile strength, fatigue characteristics, durability, shrinkage characteristics, impact, cavitations, erosion resistance and serviceability of concrete. Fibers impart energy absorption, toughness and impact resistance properties to fiber reinforced concrete material and these characteristics in turn improve the fracture and fatigue properties of fiber reinforced concrete research in glass fiber reinforced concrete resulted in the development of an alkali resistance fibers high dispersion that improved long term durability. This system is named as alkali resistance glass fiber reinforced concrete. The present study investigates the effect of alkali resistance glass fibers in addition of 0.5% and 0.1% on compressive strength of M20 grades of concrete. Total 27 samples were prepared under this study to determine the compressive strength of different proportions of glass fibers in concrete. The results is found for 0%, 0.5% and 1% glass fibers in concrete about 18.59 MPa, 20.81 MPa and 21.5 MPa after 7 days, 19.6 MPa, 22.22 MPa, 22.7 MPa after 14 days and 20.59 MPa, 24.4 MPa and 25.3 MPa respectively.

Keywords: Glass Fiber, Control Concrete, Compressive strength etc.


Concrete is the most useful building material has several desirable properties such as high compressive strength, stiffness and durability under usual environmental factors and service loads. At the same time, concrete is brittle and weak in tension. Plain concrete has two deficiencies, low tensile strength and a low strain at fracture. These demerits are generally overcome by reinforcing materials like steel, wire, cable, fibers etc [1]. The materials having tensile properties improve the strength of concrete by mixing with it. The adhesive bonding of concrete with reinforcing is provided by grip or adhesive gel.

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