The RCC structures show distressing signs within a span of only 6 to 10 years, whereas, the standard life of RCC frame structure is considered to be about 60 – 80 years. This can be recognized by number of reasons like non-maintenance, changed usage arrangement or initial inferior quality of construction. Such distressed beams often require strengthening. The most likely way to increase stability is to increase the strength of a structure. For strengthening the structural components, concrete jacketing and steel jacketing are the two general methods implemented. They are not only increase the cross sectional area and self-weight of the structure but also offer poor resistance to weather attacks. In the present paper, concept of covering of the beam with natural sisal fibres is assessed. Sisal fibres have strength, durability, ability to stretch, affinity for certain dyestuffs, and resistance to deterioration in saltwater. For present study, a RCC beam hinged at both the ends and subjected to point load at the center of beam is covered with sisal fibres and is analyzed using ANSYS software. The results are compared with analysis of beam without sisal fibres. This analysis results shows that, about 5 % decrease in deflection of beam by use of sisal fibres than normal.
HRV analysis plays significant role in preclinical assessment of performance of cardiac performance in case of diabetic subjects. Nonlinear and linear HRV indices are computed for diabetic and control group. The results are found to be consistent with the literature survey. Linear and nonlinear HRV indices are correlated with each other. It can be concluded that nonlinear HRV indices can be used as early markers for cardiac performance deterioration.