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The International Concrete Abstracts Portal is an ACI led collaboration with leading technical organizations from within the international concrete industry and offers the most comprehensive collection of published concrete abstracts.
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August 1, 1979
Z. Raichvarger and M. Raphael
The influence of grading and maximum size of natural quartz sands on the workability of mortars was studied. Both the grading and fineness modulus were found to affect the water requirement. Graphs are presented for the effect of grading, specific surface of sand and cement content on water requirement in mortars made with sands of maximum size 2.4 and 1.2 mm, respectively, and grading zones are proposed for these sands. Optimal sand composition was also found for fine sand with maximum size 0.6 mm.
A. G. Madhava Rao, D. S. Ramchandra
Murthy, R. Jayaraman, and G. Paul Joseph
Application of ferrocement in housing is presented here using local unskilled supervised labor and available materials in parts of India. The report is based on the large housing project partially supported by World Bank. In the design of Service Modules, two alternate schemes are proposed: one, using conventional brick walls and in-site or precast concrete roofing and the second, with a prefabricated service modules using ferrocement. Cost comparison between the two approaches is also given along with details of investigation using second alternative.
James P. Romualdi
A review of the basic characteristics of ferrocement, as it is distinguished from conventionally reinforced concrete or fiber reinforced concrete, is made. Problems of definition and performance are discussed in light of needed design criteria and future research needs are outlined.
Gajanan M. Sabnis, Gordon B. Baston, Antoine E. Naaman, and Ricardo P. Pama
The references listed in the following pages cover a good selection of research papers and applications of ferrocement. Being the first volume of its kind, a wide selection of papers is made to help the interested engineer identify his needs. . .Many references were provided from the bibliograpgy of International Ferrocement Information Center (IFIC), Bangkok, and are gratefully acknowledged.
The ferrocement applications described in this paper, developed by the Universidad Autonoma Metropolitana (UAM) and Instituto Politecnico National (IPN) of Mexico City, have been used with good results in different towns and slum areas, through a self-help construction program for low cost housing. Each of these applications presents an economical and practical solution for improving the physical living standards of people in developing countries.
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