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STRENGTH ASSESSMENT OF SANDWICH-TYPE FERROCEMENT STRUCTURAL WALLS UNDER CYCLIC LOADING



Author(s): Bryan Chalarca, Daniel Bedoya-Ruiz, Felipe Uribe, Diego A. Alvarez and Jorge E. Hurtado
Book Title: FERRO-11 – 11th International Symposium on Ferrocement and 3rd ICTRC - International Conference on Textile Reinforced Concrete
Editor: Wolfgang Brameshuber
Print-ISBN: 978-2-35158-152-0
e-ISBN: 978-2-35158-153-7
Publisher: RILEM Publications SARL
Publication year: 2015
Pages: 119-129
Total Pages: 11
Language: English


Abstract: This study introduces several configurations of ferrocement walls tested under severe cy-clic load conditions, in order to assess their seismic features to be used in the construction of dwelling houses. The ferrocement walls have been built in a sandwich-type configura-tion composed of layers of hexagonal wire mesh, welded wire mesh and reinforcing bars, along with a wooden-cement core. A total of eight full-scale walls were tested under severe cyclic loading conditions; from those results the capacity of the system was evaluated in terms of shear strength, ductility, energy dissipation, damping and crack patterns. The re-search evidences that these novel configurations of ferrocement walls have a great potential of being applied as a low-cost construction system on earthquake prone regions due to the high energy dissipation, stiffness and low strength degradation properties, presented at large displacement rates.


Online publication: 2015
Publication Type: full_text
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