Tensile Tests of Ferrocement


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Title: Tensile Tests of Ferrocement

Author(s): Antoine E . Naaman and Surendra P. Shah

Publication: Journal Proceedings

Volume: 68

Issue: 9

Appears on pages(s): 693-698

Keywords: Composite materials, crack width and spacing, cracking (fracturing), ferrocrete, modulus of elasticity, reinforced concrete, research, strength, wire mesh

Date: 9/1/1971

Study to better understand ferrocrete as an engineering material and predict its design properties. Studied effect of types, sizes, volume of wire mesh on ferrocrete in uniaxial tension; observed that ultimate strength of ferro-crete is that of mesh, and found that modulus of elasticity can be predicted from those of mortar and mesh.