ResearchBib Share Your Research, Maximize Your Social Impacts
Sign for Notice Everyday Sign up >> Login

Study The Behaviour Bending Phenomenon of Ferrocement Slab Panels

Journal: International Journal of Trend in Scientific Research and Development (Vol.2, No. 4)

Publication Date:

Authors : ;

Page : 1226-1233

Keywords : Civil Engineering;

Source : Downloadexternal Find it from : Google Scholarexternal


The fibrocement is a special type of reinforced concrete used for thin elements. It is made by cement micro concrete reinforced by continuous mesh layers from small diameter wires. The ferrocement is a building material with evident advantages for thin-walled members and spatial structures for this type of material. In this chapter describes the behaviour of ferrocement, advantages or disadvantages of ferrocement, quality and uses of ferrocement, objective of the thesis and organization of thesis. Ferrocement serve as an innovative and low cost construction material. It has proven itself as an excellent material for low cost housing. Ferrocement possess high ductility and energy absorbing capacity and has been used both in terrestrial and marine environments as a structural grade material system, which competes favorably with reinforced concrete and other building materials (Hermosura and Austriaco, (1994); Ramli and Wahab, (1994); Arif et al., (1994); Naaman, (2006). Ferrocement is such a material that is slim, slender and also strong and elegant which provides a potential solution to roofing problems, with an history of ancient and universal method of building huts by using reeds to reinforce dried mud (wattle and daub). The thickness of Ferrocement is in order of 10-25 mm and it uses rich cement mortar in which no coarse aggregates are used (J.R.Thirumal, (2012). In ferrocement the reinforcement consists of one or more layers of steel wire mesh which is continuous, small diameter steel wire or weld mesh netting. Ferrocement construction requires no skilled labor for casting, and employs only little or no formwork (Ferro 7, 2001). In ferrocement, there is no cracking of cement matrix since the load is taken over by wire mesh reinforcement immediately below the surface. (Desai, 2011). Ferrocement can be fabricated into any desired shape or structural configuration which is not possible with standard masonry, RCC or steel (Robles-Austriaco, 2006; Dongyen et al., 2006; Kondraivendhan & Pradhan, 2009). Ajay Kumar | Er. Nitin Thakur"Study The Behaviour Bending Phenomenon of Ferrocement Slab Panels" Published in International Journal of Trend in Scientific Research and Development (ijtsrd), ISSN: 2456-6470, Volume-2 | Issue-4 , June 2018, URL:

Last modified: 2018-08-02 13:35:33