Research Needs and the Future of Ferrocement

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Title: Research Needs and the Future of Ferrocement

Author(s): James P. Romualdi

Publication: Special Publication

Volume: 61

Issue:

Appears on pages(s): 173-178

Keywords: construction materials; cracking (fracturing); crack width and spacing; ferrocement; reinforced concrete; research; structural design; welded wire fabric; wire cloth.

Date: 8/1/1979

Abstract:
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.