549R-97: Report on Ferrocement (Reapproved 2009)

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This report and ACI publication SP-61, Ferrocement Materials and Application , provide technical information on the mechanical properties, performance, and applications of ferrocement. The intent of this report is to promote the more effective use of ferrocement as a construction material for terrestrial structures in contrast to marine structures, where it has been so far most widely used.

Keywords: composite materials; compressive strength; construction materials; crack width and spacing; fatigue (materials); ferrocement; fibers; flexural strength; impact; mechanical properties; reinforced concrete; tension; welded wire fabric.


Document Details

Author: ACI Committee 549

Publication Year: 2002

Pages: 26

ISBN: 9780870314773

Categories: Ferrocement

Formats: PDF

This document is Historical

Table of Contents

Chapter 1 - Introduction

1.1 Definition of ferrocement

1.2 Ferrocement trends

Chapter 2 - History

Chapter 3 - Composition and construction

3.1 Introduction

3.2 Matrix

3.3 Reinforcement

3.4 Admixtures

3.5 Matrix mix proportions

3.6 Coatings

3.7 Fabrication procedures

Chapter 4 - Physical and mechanical properties

4.1 Introduction

4.2 Ultimate strength under static load

4.3 First crack strength under static load

4.4 Elasticity and load-deformation behavior

4.5 Strength under fatigue loading

4.6 Impact resistance

4.7 Crack development and leakage

4.8 Shrinkage and creep

4.9 Durability

4.10 Fire resistance

Chapter 5 - Performance Criteria

5.1 Introduction

5.2 Design methods

5.3 Definitions

5.4 Allowable tensile stress

5.5 Allowable compressive stress

5.6 Volume fraction and specific surface of reinforcement

5.7 Cover requirements

5.8 Crack width limitations

5.9 Stress range

5.10 Durability

Chapter 6 - Applications of ferrocement


6.2 Boats

6.3 Silos

6.4 Tanks

6.5 Roofs

6.6 Miscellaneous applications

6.7 Summary

Chapter 7 - Research needs

7.1 Introduction

7.2 Scope of research needs

7.3 Specific research needs

7.4 Summary

Chapter 8 - References

8.1 Specifications and/or recommended references

8.2 Cited references


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