Finite Element Modelling and Analysis of Fiber Reinforced Concrete under Tensile and Flexural Loading


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Authors

  • Viswanadha Srikanth Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering, Manipal Institute of Technology, Manipal Academy of Higher Education, Manipal, India 576104
  • Suhas Kowshik Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering, Manipal Institute of Technology, Manipal Academy of Higher Education, Manipal, India 576104
  • Dhanraj Narasimha Department of Environment Impact Assessment, Horizon Ventures, Bengaluru, Karnataka, India 560094
  • Santosh Patil Department of Mechanical Engineering, School of Automobile, Mechanical and Mechatronics Engineering, Manipal University Jaipur, Rajasthan, India 303007
  • Kaustubh Samanth Department of Aerospace and Geodesy, Technical University of Munich, Ottobrunn, Munchen, Germany 85521
  • Udit Rathee Clemson University International Center for Automotive Research, Clemson University, Clemson, SC, United States 29634

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.7047893

Keywords:

Concrete, Composite, Polymer, Mechanical strength, ANSYS

Abstract

Concrete is a material exhibiting high compressive strength but about tenfold lower tensile strength. Its brittle property also prohibits the transmission of stresses after cracking. Thus, steel, polymer, polypropylene, glass, carbon, and other fibers are added to concrete to form fiber-reinforced concretes (FRC) having enhanced mechanical properties. The utilization of fiber-reinforced concrete is widespread. Identifying the mechanical properties of fiber-reinforced cement composites under dynamic loading, establishing relationships between their composition, structure, and properties, justifying the correct mathematical model, and determining its parameters are challenging. Utilizing finite elemental modeling and analysis to comprehend the mechanical characteristics of the FRC addition to concrete bricks has shown considerable benefit. In the present study, polypropylene microfibers are included in fiber-reinforced concrete composites, and their performance is compared to that of unreinforced concrete bricks. Under FEA analysis, three-point bending and uniaxial tensile tests were conducted. The results indicate that using fiber reinforcements increases the tensile strength and endurance of the brick.

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18-09-2022

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Srikanth, V., Kowshik, S., Narasimha, D., Patil, S., Samanth, K., & Rathee, U. (2022). Finite Element Modelling and Analysis of Fiber Reinforced Concrete under Tensile and Flexural Loading. Journal of Computers, Mechanical and Management, 1(1), 12–18. https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.7047893

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