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Experimental Study on Compressive Strength of Ferrocement

Sonal Suresh Ambhaikar, Rajbansi Amol Ranadive


Ferrocement construction technology is quite popular throughout the world. Ferrocement as thin material can be used as building components as well as a repair material. Ferrocement composite consists of cement-sand mortar with wire mesh to produce elements of small thickness having high durability, resilience and when properly shaped, it has high strength and rigidity. Ferrocement differs from conventional reinforced concrete or prestressed concrete primarily on the basis of nature, placing and load sharing of reinforcement. The wire mesh and expanded metal mesh are used as reinforcement which offer the high specific surface; and close spacing of layers of mesh reinforcement help arrest of cracks. Hence, with spacing of cracks in ferrocement will be less than that of conventional concrete at service loads.

Keywords: Ferrocement, cement-sand mortar with wire mesh, prestressed concrete

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Sonal Suresh Ambhaikar, Rajbansi Amol
Compressive Strength of Ferrocement.
Journal of Construction Engineering,
Technology and Management. 2017; 7(3):

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