Deformation and Durability of Polymer-Impregnated Ferrocement


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Title: Deformation and Durability of Polymer-Impregnated Ferrocement

Author(s): M. Neelamegam, Y. Ohama, K. Demura, S. Suzuki, and A. Shirai

Publication: Journal Proceedings

Volume: 81

Issue: 6

Appears on pages(s): 551-559

Keywords: deformation; durability; ferrocement; flexural tests; impact strength;plastics, polymers and resins; styrene; tension tests.

Date: 11/1/1984

Ferrocement (FC) is popularly used in many applications such as tanks, silos, and boats. For some special applications requiring superior Properties, it is not advisable to use FC because of its limited mechanical properties and durablity. This paper discusses the deformational behavior and durability of polymer-impregnated ferrocement (PIFC) in comparision with FC. PIFC and FC are prepared with different percentages of reinforcement and tested for flexure, direct tension, and impact resistance. It is concluded from the test results W the cracking composite stresses in flexure and direct tension of PIFC are improved 3 to 4 times over those of FC. The waterproof-IQSS thermal resistance, and chemical resistance of polymer-impregnated matrix are also excellent contrast with unmodified matrix.