Corrugated Ferrocement Sheets

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Title: Corrugated Ferrocement Sheets

Author(s): P. Srinivasa Rao and M. S. Mathews

Publication: Special Publication

Volume: 61

Issue:

Appears on pages(s): 157-172

Keywords: corrugating; deflection; ferrocement; flexural strength; molding techniques; wire cloth. roofs; shells (structural forms);

Date: 8/1/1979

Abstract:
This paper reports about the development and testing of ferrocement corrugated sheets. The results obtained warrant the following deductions. The sheets can be cast with the minimum of equipment and supervision. While the strength of the ferrocement sheet tested is half that of asbestos sheets, the strength to cost ratio approaches the same value. Unlike asbestos sheets, ferrocement sheets exhibit very large deflections before failure. Special tools are required for cutting and drilling holes in ferrocement sheets.