Paper Title
Effect of Syringe Needle on Concrete at Elevated Temperature

Needle shafts are being dumped into concrete pits and are considered waste material. These needle shafts may be used in concrete as steel fiber to enhance the properties of concrete. The incorporation of steel fiber improves compressive strength as well as toughness and fracture also thermal resistance of concrete. Compressive strength and split tensile strength tests are carried out on specimens at ambient and elevated temperatures. In this study, it is observed that the Compressive strength of concrete increases when needle shafts are added. The compressive strength of concrete when needle shafts are added increases even at elevated temperatures. The tensile strength of the concrete also increased when needle shafts are added at ambient and elevated temperatures. Keywords - Compressive Strength, Needle Shaft, Tensile Strength, Fibres, Concrete.