A Statistical-Experimental Study to Investigate the Optimal Parameters of Fibres Made from Waste PET Bottles for Strengthening Concrete

Yara Mouna, Bushraa Irfan, Mohd Saquib Rahman, Mustafa Batikha*

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Abstract

This research investigated using waste polyethylene terephthalate (PET) bottle fibres in concrete. Experimental tests were conducted to evaluate the mechanical properties of PET fibre-strengthened concrete. The effects of the fibre volume fraction and fibre length were studied to obtain optimal values. Moreover, a thorough statistical analysis was performed to identify the parameter that impacts the inclusion of PET fibres in concrete. Furthermore, the study explored the effect of PET fibres on reinforced concrete beams of shear failure mode. The results showed that incorporating PET fibres significantly enhances the ductility of the concrete material and reduces shrinkage. It also promotes the initial stiffness, the inelastic absorbed energy and the ductility of steel-reinforced concrete beams.
Original languageEnglish
Article number135613
JournalConstruction and Building Materials
Volume420
Early online date1 Mar 2024
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 22 Mar 2024

Keywords

  • Waste PET plastic bottles
  • Concrete
  • Fiber-reinforced concrete
  • Recycling
  • Sustainability
  • Experimental study

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