This guide supplements two earlier publications(ACI 549R, State-of-the-Art Report of Ferrocement, and SP-61, Ferrocement-Materials and Applications). It provides technical information on materials and material selection, design criteria and approaches, construction methods, maintenance and repair procedures, and testing. The objectives are to promote the more effective use of ferrocement in terrestrial structures, provide architects and engineers with the necessary tools to specify and use ferrocement, and provide owners or their representatives with a reference document to check the acceptability of a ferrocement alternative in a given application.
Keywords: admixtures; cements; composite materials; construction; construction materials; ferrocement; fibers; flexural strength, maintenance; metals; modulus of elasticity; reinforced concrete; reinforcing materials; repairs; structural design; tension tests; welded wire fabric.
Table of Contents
1.2-Approval to use procedures
4.3-Service load design
4.5-Particular design parameters
Chapter 6-Maintenance and repair
6.2-Blemish and stain removal
6.3-Protective surface treatments
Appendix A-Calculation of volume fraction of rein-forcement
Appendix B-Flexural strength analysis of ferrocement sections
Appendix C-Simplified design aids
Appendix D-Surface treatment for ferrocement struc-tures attacked by
commonly used chemicals