The Mechanical Effects of Recycled Steel Fiber on Concrete

Cansu Colak*, Ozkan Sengul

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With industrialization and modernization, the rapidly increasing population and accordingly increasing needs and high consumption cause the rapid decrease in natural resources. Although the rapid consumption of non-renewable natural resources is a major environmental problem, the high amount of waste generated as a result of this consumption poses another major environmental threat. One of the most important ways to reduce the amount of waste, which is constantly increasing, is to take an active role in the recycling cycle of these materials. In this study, the use of recycled steel fibers (RSF) obtained by recycling from end-of-life vehicle tires in concrete was investigated. For this purpose, 0.40, 0.50 and 0.60 water/cement (w/c) ratios were determined and mechanical properties were compared with reference (non-fiber) concretes by using 45 kg/m3 waste steel fiber for each ratio. As a result of the study, it has been observed that waste steel fibers can be used in concrete and contribute to the mechanical properties.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationBuilding for the Future
Subtitle of host publicationDurable, Sustainable, Resilient - Proceedings of the Symposium 2023 - Volume 1
EditorsAlper Ilki, Derya Çavunt, Yavuz Selim Çavunt
PublisherSpringer Science and Business Media Deutschland GmbH
Number of pages9
ISBN (Print)9783031325182
Publication statusPublished - 2023
EventInternational Symposium of the International Federation for Structural Concrete, fib Symposium 2023 - Istanbul, Turkey
Duration: 5 Jun 20237 Jun 2023

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Civil Engineering
Volume349 LNCE
ISSN (Print)2366-2557
ISSN (Electronic)2366-2565


ConferenceInternational Symposium of the International Federation for Structural Concrete, fib Symposium 2023

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  • concrete technology
  • mechanical properties
  • recycled steel fiber concrete


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