Title: A review on basalt fibre reinforced concrete

Authors: Kunamineni Vijay; Meena Murmu

Addresses: Department of Civil Engineering, Bapatla Engineering College, Bapatla, India ' Department of Civil Engineering, National Institute of Technology, Raipur, India

Abstract: A more emphasis was developed in the recent years regarding the environment which has focused the researchers towards developing a more sustainable natural fibre reinforced composite (NFRC). Among the different NFRCs, owing to its enhanced mechanical performance and cost-effectiveness, basalt fibre is proven to be a much more reliable and sustainable NFRC. The aim of this review is to demonstrate the results of concrete reinforced with basalt fibre, and also discuss the manufacturing process and technical applications of basalt fibre. Thermal and mechanical properties of basalt fibre reinforced concrete have been highlighted. Further, this paper also discuses a brief about the review of composite materials reinforced with basalt fibres that emerged as an alternative to glass fibres. The review suggests the accumulation of basalt fibres in concrete for improving strength and durability.

Keywords: basalt fibre; mechanical properties; thermal properties; manufacturing process.

DOI: 10.1504/IJSTRUCTE.2022.126195

International Journal of Structural Engineering, 2022 Vol.12 No.4, pp.388 - 404

Received: 29 Aug 2020
Accepted: 09 Mar 2021

Published online: 14 Oct 2022 *

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