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Advances in Materials Science and Engineering
Volume 2016, Article ID 1524540, 16 pages
Research Article

Finite Element Analysis of Synergy Effect on Concrete Beams Incorporated with Coated Reinforcement and Alternate Aggregates

Civil Engineering Department, Thiagarajar College of Engineering, Madurai, Tamil Nadu, India

Received 7 June 2016; Accepted 28 August 2016

Academic Editor: Hossein Moayedi

Copyright © 2016 Sakthivel Pandiaraj et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


The purpose of this study is to compare the ultimate load carrying capacity of conventional reinforced concrete beams with that of investigation specimen incorporated with coated reinforcement and partially with recycled aggregate and quarry dust. A novel technique of coated reinforcement delays the onset of corrosion with enhanced durability of structures. Results show that not even a film of corrosion (white rust) can be seen in the investigation specimen. There is a progressive increase in stiffness from the state of the first crack to ultimate stage and a negligible difference in ultimate load carrying capacity of the investigation specimen, when compared with the controlled specimen. Incorporation of galvanization, recycled aggregate, and quarry dust seemed to be compatible with the existing conservative concreting procedures. Experimental results are compared with the numerical solutions aided by finite element analysis (FEA by using ABAQUS).