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Title: Development of Fibrous Ferrocement
Author(s): Maurice Atcheson and Douglas Alexander
Publication: Special Publication
Appears on pages(s): 81-102
Keywords: cracking (fracturing); cyclic loads; deflection;
ductility; ferrocement; flexural strength; metal fibers; mortars
(material); reinforcing materials; shear strength; shear tests;
Abstract:Variations in the form and use of conventional ferrocement made with plain mortar are limited by the requirement for fine meshes to control concrete cracking. If fibrous mortar is used, the steel wire fibers assist in distributing cracks and use can be made of much heavier meshes woven or loomed from high tensile wire. The outcome is a high strength material for which flexural properties can be designed and predicted with some accuracy, and which offers improved energy absorption and impact loading properties.
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