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The Effect of HDPE Plastic Fibres on Concrete Performance

Version 1 : Received: 15 August 2020 / Approved: 19 August 2020 / Online: 19 August 2020 (10:56:00 CEST)

How to cite: Rahman, T.; Nurdiana, J. The Effect of HDPE Plastic Fibres on Concrete Performance. Preprints 2020, 2020080413 (doi: 10.20944/preprints202008.0413.v1). Rahman, T.; Nurdiana, J. The Effect of HDPE Plastic Fibres on Concrete Performance. Preprints 2020, 2020080413 (doi: 10.20944/preprints202008.0413.v1).

Abstract

HDPE (high-density polyethene) plastic waste is stronger, harder, and more resistant to high temperatures than other plastics. Using it as an additive in a concrete mixture is one solution to reduce this type of waste. We examined how HDPE-type plastics can be used as an additive material in the manufacture of concrete to improve its hardness, tensile strength and compressive strength. Using 156 samples, we aimed to identify the effect of HDPE plastic fibres on concrete of three qualities; B0, f'c10 MPa (low quality), and f'c25 MPa (medium and high quality). We added four compositions (2.5%, 5%, 10% and 20% by weight of cement) of HDPE plastic fibre to each quality of cement, with HDPE plastic fibre sizes of 1 x 1 cm, 0.5 x 2 cm or 0.25 x 4 cm. We found that the addition of 5% HDPE plastic fibre with a 0.5 x 2 cm cross-sectional shape to the f'c10 MPa concrete gives the best result, with increased tensile and compressive strength of the concrete.

Subject Areas

Concrete quality; concrete additive; cross-section; concrete mixture; concrete composition; plastic waste; HDPE; plastic fibre

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