Title: Deformation Characteristics of Ferrocement Elements Under Tension
Author(s): T. P. Tassios and V. Karaouli
Publication: Symposium Paper
Appears on pages(s): 297-322
Keywords: bond (concrete to reinforcement); cracking (fracturing); curing; deformation; ferrocement; stress-strain diagram; tension; Structural Research
A simplified analytical procedure is proposed to predict stress-strain diagram of ferrocement composites under tension. A fracture mechanics approach is used to predict the load at first cracking. Results of a limited experimental investigation are also shown and used to evaluate the analytical model. The influence of curing is also demonstrated experimentally.