Title

Mechanical Properties of Steel Fiber Reinforced Concrete made with recycled materials

Presenter Information

Jonathan Kuchem

Department

Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering

Major

Civil Engineering

Research Advisor

Libre, Nicolas A.

Advisor's Department

Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering

Abstract

A push for increasing the lifespan and sustainability of infrastructure has led to a need for more durable, strong, and environmental friendly construction materials. A concrete mix design using recycled steel fibers from rubber tires was chosen to enhance the mechanical properties, durability, and sustainability of the concrete. Concrete mixtures with different quantities of steel and recycled fibers were examined. Compression and flexural tests were performed in order to analyze these properties and used to compare the results with the industry standard reinforced steel fibers. The results show the compressive strength as well as the flexural strength of fiber reinforced concrete has increased compared to reference mixtures. It is found that the recycled fibers present an environmental friendly option to reduce tire waste in landfills and present a cheaper option than the industry used steel fibers.

Biography

Jonathan Kuchem is a junior in Civil Engineering from Augusta, Missouri. He is currently the President of the Steel Bridge Design team. He is also an active member of the schools American Society of Civil Engineers chapter (ASCE), Chi Epsilon Civil Honor Society, and Kappa Alpha Order Fraternity. He is a teacher assistant for Mechanics of Materials lab and helps with course development. Jonathan is a Greenberg’s Scholar in the Civil Engineering Department which will allow him to continue his schooling and get a M.S. in Civil Engineering.

Research Category

Engineering

Presentation Type

Oral Presentation

Document Type

Presentation

Location

Missouri Room

Start Date

4-11-2017 11:00 AM

End Date

4-11-2017 11:30 AM

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Mechanical Properties of Steel Fiber Reinforced Concrete made with recycled materials

Missouri Room

A push for increasing the lifespan and sustainability of infrastructure has led to a need for more durable, strong, and environmental friendly construction materials. A concrete mix design using recycled steel fibers from rubber tires was chosen to enhance the mechanical properties, durability, and sustainability of the concrete. Concrete mixtures with different quantities of steel and recycled fibers were examined. Compression and flexural tests were performed in order to analyze these properties and used to compare the results with the industry standard reinforced steel fibers. The results show the compressive strength as well as the flexural strength of fiber reinforced concrete has increased compared to reference mixtures. It is found that the recycled fibers present an environmental friendly option to reduce tire waste in landfills and present a cheaper option than the industry used steel fibers.