Experimental Investigation of the Structural Performance of Concrete Containing Cellulose Fibers and the Anti-corrosive Effect of Green Corrosion Inhibitors
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Civil Engineering, University College of Engineering, Dindigul, Tamil Nadu, India, India
Mechanical Engineering, Sri Eshwar college of ENgineering, India
Mechanial ENgineering, University College of Engineering, India
Mechanical Engineering, Anna Unversity, India
Submission date: 2024-02-27
Final revision date: 2024-04-08
Acceptance date: 2024-04-15
Online publication date: 2024-05-06
Publication date: 2024-05-06
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Civil Engineering, University College of Engineering, Dindigul, Tamil Nadu, India, Dindigul, India
Civil and Environmental Engineering Reports 2024;34(2):22-44
This research was aimed to find the structural behaviour of Calotropis procera fibres added concrete and the effect of Azadirachta indica leaf slurry blended to concrete and exposed to seawater. Conventional and fibre reinforced concrete samples fabricated keeping the curing time as 7, 14 and 28 dayswere subjected to compression, split tensile, rebound hammer and ultrasonic pulse velocity test. Increase in curing time increased the structural properties and Calotropis procerafibres added samples produced respectively 19.5%, 15%, 10.3 and 14.5% improvement in the compression, tensile, rebound hammer and ultrasonic pulse velocity values. These fibres reduced the brittleness of the specimen and avoided unprecedented failures. Accelerated corrosion and gravimetric mass loss test conducted to estimate the anti-corrosive property of Azadirachta indica leaf slurry showed decrease in corrosion rate. The corrosion rate of concrete samples without and with inhibitors was 0.0654 ± 0.008 and 0.056 ± 0.011 mm/year respectively evincing the anti-corrosive effects of Azadirachta indica leaves. Thus green materials are compatible with concrete and can be used in making sustainable concrete structures.
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