International Journal on Advanced Science, Engineering and Information Technology, Vol. 8 (2018) No. 3, pages: 897-903, DOI:10.18517/ijaseit.8.3.3962

Experimental Study on High Strength Steel-Fiber Concrete

Sisi Nova Rizkiani, James Saputra, Johannes Adhijoso Tjondro

Abstract

Concrete as one of the most used materials has been widely studied on its behavior, strength, etc. Concrete characteristic could be observed from the cracks that are commonly found in concrete. Micro crack is one of the types of the concrete cracks. The appearance of micro cracks in the mortar aggregate interface is caused by the inherent weakness of plain concrete. The weakness can be reduced by randomly spreading micro reinforcement into the mixture. This study aimed to investigate the effects on the use of steel fiber on the strength of concrete with planned characteristic compressive strength of 60 MPa. Mix Design on this study referred to ACI 211 4R-08 and 4 (four) varieties of the concrete mixture is used. The varieties in the mixture will be determine by steel fiber content on the mixture, which is 0%, 1%, 2% and 3% of concrete volume. The mechanical properties to be tested in this study are compressive test, split tensile test, shear test and flexural test were conducted. Result data obtained has been analysed and compared with a control specimen which is concrete with 0% steel fiber. The specimen planned characteristic compressive strength is not achieved. The largest compressive strength obtained from this test is 56.38 MPa obtained from concrete with a 2% steel fiber mixture. However, result data clearly shows percentage increases in compressive strength, split tensile strength, shear strength and flexural strength due to the increases of the used steel fiber on concrete, while the ductility effect start occurred on the use of 2% steel fiber.

Keywords:

high strength concrete; steel fiber; compressive strength; split tensile strength; shear strength; flexural strength.

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