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CONTENTS Sl. No. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 3.1 3.1.1 3.1.2 a. 13. 14. 15. 16. 17. 18. 19. 20. 21. 3.1.3 3.1.4 3.1.5 3.2 3.2.1 3.2.2 3.2.3 CERTIFICATE ACKNOWLEDGEMENT ABSTRACT CONTENTS CHAPTER I INTRODUCTION CHAPTER II LITERATURE REVIEW CHAPTER III EXPERIMENTAL INVESTIGATIONS Materials Cement Coarse Aggregate Fine Aggregate Glass Fibres Water Workability Factors Affecting Workability Bleeding Workability Tests 94 95 97 98 101 102 26 1 List of contents Page No. ii iv vi viii

3.2.3.1 Slump Test 3.2.3.2 Compacting Factor Test

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3.3 3.4 3.4.1 3.4.2 3.4.3 3.5 3.5.1 3.5.2 3.5.3 3.5.4 3.6 3.7 3.8 3.8.1 3.8.2 3.8.3 3.8.4 3.8.5

Concrete Mix Design Preparation of Testing Specimen Mixing Casting of Specimens Curing of the Specimens Testing of Specimens Compressive strength of ordinary and glass fibre concrete Split tensile strength of ordinary and glass fibre concrete Flexural strength of ordinary and glass fibre concrete Secant modulus of elasticity of ordinary and glass fibre concrete Thermal effects of Ordinary concrete and Glass fibre concrete Temperature effects of Ordinary and Glass fibre concrete Durability of Ordinary and Glass fibre concrete Sulphate attack of Ordinary and Glass fibre concrete Test on sulphate resistance of ordinary and glass fibre concrete Acid attack of ordinary and glass fibre concrete Test on acid attack of ordinary and glass fibre concrete Rapid Chloride Permeability Test

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3.8.5.2 Initial Precautions 3.8.5.3 Operating Instruction 3.9 3.9.1 3.9.2 3.10 Impact test of Ordinary and Glass fibre concrete Preparation of specimen Testing procedure Flexural behaviour of Reinforced Concrete and Glass fibre reinforced concrete beams

CHAPTER IV 4.1 4.2 4.3 4.4 4.5 4.6 4.7 4.8 PHYSICAL PROPERTIES OF MATERIALS Mix design of Ordinary and Glass fibre reinforced concrete mixes Workability of Ordinary & Glass fibre concrete Strength studies on the Ordinary and Glass fibre concrete Thermal effects of Ordinary and Glass fibre concrete Temperature effects of Ordinary and Glass fibre concrete mixes Durability properties of Ordinary and Glass fibre concrete mixes Impact strength of Ordinary and Glass fibre concrete mixes Load deflection characteristics for M 20, 122 125 127 128 137 141 146 149

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M 30, M 40 and M 50 grade of glass fibre reinforced concrete beams

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Ultimate flexural strength and deflection at Ultimate Flexural Strength of Glass fibre reinforced concrete beams

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CHAPTER V DISCUSSION ON THE TEST RESULTS 5.1 5.2 5.3 5.4 Physical properties of materials Mix proportions and Mix design of Ordinary and Glass fibre concrete Strength studies of Ordinary and Glass fibre concrete Thermal studies of Ordinary and Glass fibre concrete mixes Compressive strength, Pulse velocity and Percentage weight loss of Ordinary and Glass fibre concrete mixes subjected to elevated temperatures Durability studies of Ordinary and Glass fibre concrete mixes Studies on Impact Strength Ordinary and Glass Fibre Concrete Flexural behaviour of reinforced Ordinary and Glass fibre reinforced beams 179 180 181 186

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CHAPTER VI 6.0 CONCLUSIONS 207 214

PHOTO GRAPHS CHAPTER VII REFERENCES LIST OF PUBLICATIONS

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