549.1R-93: Guide for the Design, Construction & Repair of Ferrocement (Reapproved 2009)

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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.


Document Details

Author: ACI Committee 549

Publication Year: 2002

Pages: 30

ISBN: 9780870315374

Categories: Ferrocement

Formats: PDF

This document is Historical

Table of Contents

Chapter 1-General


1.2-Approval to use procedures

Chapter 2-Terminology

2.1-Reinforcement parameters



Chapter 3-Materials



Chapter 4-Design

4.1-Design methods

4.2-Strength requirements

4.3-Service load design


4.5-Particular design parameters


4.7-Design aids

Chapter 5-Fabrication

5.1-General requirements

5.2-Construction methods

Chapter 6-Maintenance and repair


6.2-Blemish and stain removal

6.3-Protective surface treatments

6.4-Damage repair

6.5-Repair materials

6.6-Repair procedure

Chapter 7-Testing

7.1-Test methods

Chapter 8-References

8.1-Recommended references

8.2-Cited references

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


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