Tensile Strength of Ferro Cement With Respect to Specific Surface
Sayyed Shoheb Navid1, Swayambhu S. Bhalsing2, Pankaj B. Autade3
1Mr. Sayyed Shoheb Navid,  ME Structure, Dr. Vithalrao Vikhe Patil College of Engineering, Ahmednagar.  Member of Ferrocement Society.
2Mr. Swayambhu S Bhalsing,  M.E Structure, Dr. Vithalrao Vikhe Patil College of Engineering , Ahmednagar.  Member of Ferrocement Society.
3Mr. Pankaj B. Autade,  Asst. Prof. Dr. Vithalrao  Vikhe Patil College of Engineering A’Nagar.
Manuscript received on November 21, 2013. | Revised Manuscript received on December 10, 2013. | Manuscript published on December 30, 2013. | PP: 473-475 | Volume-3, Issue-2, December 2013. | Retrieval Number:  B2413123213/2013©BEIESP

Open Access | Ethics and Policies | Cite
© The Authors. Blue Eyes Intelligence Engineering and Sciences Publication (BEIESP). This is an open access article under the CC BY-NC-ND license (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/)

Abstract:  Ferrocement is a term commonly used to describe a steel-and-mortar composite material .Essentially a form of reinforced concrete, it exhibits behavior so different from conventional reinforced concrete in performance, strength, and potential application that it must be classed as a completely separate material. It differs from conventional reinforced concrete in that its reinforcement consists of closely spaced, multiple layers of steel mesh completely impregnated with cement mortar. The use of ferrocement is a promising technology for increasing the flexural strength of deficient reinforced concrete members. The study reported herein investigates the increase in tension due to increase in contact area between wire meshes and mortar, i.e. increase in specific surface of ferrocement. For achieving higher values of specific surface, No. of Layers of meshes needs to be increased. So in a beam if we use ferrocement in tensile zone of beam, we will be in a position to replace steel bars used in R.C.C, saving in steel is thus achieved. Behavior of such Ferrocement is studied which includes following mechanical properties for determining the relations between the tensile strength of ferrocement with respect to the specific surface using various combination of mortar and meshes which is to be used in ferrocement. 1. Tensile Strength. 2. Compressive Strength. 3. Split Tensile Strength.
Keywords: Tensile Strength, Compressive Strength.