An Approximate Method for the Design of Ferrocement Beams
Wail N. Al-Rifaie
Wail N. Al-Rifaie,  Professor of Civil Engineering Department, College of Engineering, Philadelphia University, Amman, Jordan.
Manuscript received on March 23, 2014. | Revised Manuscript received on April 19, 2014. | Manuscript published on April 30, 2014. | PP: 408-410  | Volume-3, Issue-4, April 2014. | Retrieval Number:  D3042043414/2013©BEIESP

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Abstract: A simple analytical model is proposed to design the ferrocement rectangular beam subjected to flexural loading. The predicted results of cross sectional resistance moment obtained using the proposed model is compared with ACI (trial and error) method. A parametric study was conducted to estimate the influence of volume fraction of reinforcement and the depth of the beam. The comparison between the proposed and ACI methods was quite satisfactory.
Keywords: Frrocement, Pre-fabricated building, Moment, Eco-housing.