Poorva Haldkar, Ashwini Salunke
Abstract: This paper assesses the effect of addition of lathe scrap on the mechanical properties of concrete. In this paper, M30 concrete is used and lathe scrap fiber is added up to 2 % by weight, at a gap of 0.4 % (i.e. 0 %, 0.4 %, 0.8 %, 1.2 %, 1.6 %, 2 %). In this investigation, a comparison have been made between plain cement concrete and the fiber reinforced concrete containing lathe scrap (steel scrap) in various proportions by weight. The fiber used is irregular in shape and with varying aspect ratio. The workability of fresh lathe fiber reinforced concrete (LFRC) is restricted to less lathe contents. Analytical comparison is being done between the compressive strength, tensile strength and flexural strength of plain cement concrete and LFRC. The 28 days strength of LFRC for compressive strength, tensile strength and flexural strength, is found to be increased when compared with the 28 days strength of plain cement concrete.
Keywords: lathe scrap, sustainability, workability, compressive strength, flexural strength, split tensile strength