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M.Tech / M.E / PhD Thesis | Civil Engineering | India | Volume 8 Issue 4, April 2019
High Volume Fly Ash-Based Glass Fibre Reinforced Concrete
Somsubhra De | Dr. Sudhir Kumar Das
Abstract: Chapter 1: In this chapter a general introduction of my dissertation work has been given. The materials used in my projects such as coarse aggregate, fine aggregate, glass fibre, fly ash and other constituents of fly ash-based glass fibre reinforced concrete have been focussed. The properties of the construction materials have also been stated in brief along with advantage and disadvantage of glass fibre concrete. Chapter 2: Objectives and Aims: In India all old glass materials are considered as waste materials. It is disposed to the disposal ground just like other waste materials. The old glass materials can be recycled in factories. These recycled glass materials become an important ingredient for making GFRC. The primary aim of using glass fibre is to examine the strength of concrete made with glass fibre in comparison to plain concrete. The secondary aim is to examine the economy of GFRC for which an economic analysis provided in Chapter 7. Chapter 3: Literature Review: This chapter contains of relevant information in regard to glass fibre reinforced based concrete. For this I had to go for different websites to get knowledge of above subject and put my opinions. All references which required completing my dissertation work has been given in a separate page stating references as mentioned in the content of my thesis. Chapter 4: Desired characteristics for glass fibre reinforced concrete (GFRC): The characteristics of glass fibre [photograph of the specimen shown in Fig.4,] have considerable influence on the design, efficiency, output and particularly the reliability and durability of the glass fibre-based concrete. The glass fibre characteristics play a vital role in the atmospheric pollution of concrete industries. Chapter 5: Methods and materials: In this chapter the description of all the materials with the specifications which I used for my experiments have been elaborated. The apparatus and the instruments which were used for performing my experiment have also been mentioned. Chapter 6: Results and discussions: In this chapter all the test results for all kind of specimen have been stated. The efficacy of the test results has also been discussed. A particular in regard to design mix, specially its calculation has been annexed in Appendix A and B after the chapter 5 Materials and Methods. Chapter 7: Economic analysis of Glass fibre reinforced concrete: Glass fibre reinforced concrete is considered to be a very useful item needed for the present concrete industries. The comparative cost of GFRC and the conventional concrete has been stated in this chapter. It was found that percentage of saving per cubic meter of fly ash-based glass fibre reinforced concrete is to the tune of 3 % compare to conventional concrete. Chapter 8: Conclusion: The salient points of my dissertation thesis have been given in this chapter. It was highlighted in chapter 8 (Conclusion) that the service life of GFRC is higher than that of traditional concrete due to reasons indicated in the chapter. Thats why GFRC is widely used in architecture, building, other concerned engineering applications.
Keywords: Glass Fibre Reinforced Concrete, GRC, Construction
Edition: Volume 8 Issue 4, April 2019,
Pages: 1058 - 1075