Flexural behavior of ferrocement reinforced concrete (RC) beams with steel wire mesh

Title: Flexural behavior of ferrocement reinforced concrete (RC) beams with steel wire mesh
Author(s): S. Shang, L. Zeng
Paper category : conference
Book title: International Conference on Advances in Concrete and Structures
Editor(s): Ying-shu Yuan, Surendra P. Shah and Heng-lin Lü
Print-ISBN: 2-912143-41-1
e-ISBN: 2351580176
Publisher: RILEM Publications SARL
Publication year: 2003
Pages: 660 - 666
Total Pages: 7
Nb references: 5
Language: English

Ferrocement is a composite reinforced concrete material in which concrete is applied in a very thin layer to densify spaced small diameter reinforcement. In this paper, the bending response of hybrid ferrocement thin plates reinforced with wire meshes were experimentally investigated. The test includes 9 RC beams strengthened by steel wire mesh and two control specimens unstrengthened. The test program consists of two woven-mesh ferrocement strengthened reinforced concrete beams, and seven weld-mesh ferrocement strengthened reinforced concrete beams. Mid-span deflection, crack width and strains in the steel were measured during the course of the test. The strengthening results of U-shape and one-side ferrocement have been analyzed. The results show that ferrocement has the obvious effect on raising the load-bearing capacity, on raising crack-resisting capacity, and on improving the bending stiffness.

Online publication: 2003-08-10
Publication type : full_text
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