Recent Research: Ideas Tested at the University of Singapore


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Title: Recent Research: Ideas Tested at the University of Singapore

Author(s): S. L. Lee, C. T. Tam, P. Paramasivam, N. C. Das Gupta, R. Sri Ravindrarajah, and M. A. Mansur

Publication: Concrete International

Volume: 5

Issue: 11

Appears on pages(s): 12-16

Keywords: composite materials; construction; creep properties; fatigue (materials); ferrocement; formwork (construction); mortars (material); performance; re-search; shells (structural forms); ships; shrinkage; si-los; water tanks; welded wire fabric.

Date: 11/1/1983

Discusses research into the properties and applications of ferrocement at the National University of Singapore started in the early 1970s including determining the stress at first crack and the ultimate strength in tension and flexure. The effect of various parameters, such as percentage of steel, type and number of layers of wire mesh, mesh size, and wire size were studied. Recent investigations include study of fatigue and long-term behavior of ferrocement. Several studies were conducted on the application and performance of prototype ferrocement structures such as water tanks, silos, sunshades, secondary roofing slabs, shell elements and boats.*