Jawad Ahmad, Fahid Aslam, Osama Zaid, Rayed Alyousef, Hisham Alabduljabbar, Aneel Manan
January 29, 2021
Self-Consolidating Concrete (SCC) has also brittle characteristics. This is unacceptable for any construction industry. The addition of fibers is one of the most common methods to enhance the tensile strength of concrete. Fiber controls the cracking phenomena and enhances the energy absorption capability of the concrete. On the other hand, the addition of fibers has a negative impact on the workability of fresh concrete. In this paper, a detailed study on the influence of Propylene fibers (PP) on the fresh properties of SCC was carried out. PFs were added into concrete mixes in a proportion of 1.0%, 2.0%, 3.0%, and 4.0% by weight of cement to offset its undesirable brittle nature and enhance its tensile strength. The fresh characteristics were evaluated based on its passing ability, flowability using, Slump flow, Slump T50 Spread time, L-Box and V-funnel tests as well as mechanical performance (compressive and split tensile strength) were also evaluated at 7,14 and 28 days curing. Test results indicate that the passing and filling ability decreased as the substitution ratio of PP increased. Besides, the test result indicates that strength was increased up to 2.0% addition of PP and then decrease gradually.