Light weight ferrocement is a composite substance made up of a cement-sand mortar (matrix) and light weight fine aggregate (in this analysis, blast furnace slag is used as light weight fine aggregate), which is reinforced with layers of small diameter wire meshes and closely spaced small-diameter steel rods to replace some of the sand. The current study focuses on two main topics: I the effect of blast furnace slag on ultimate power, and (ii) the behaviour of a light-weight ferrocement element under flexural loading. The first part of the research looked at the effect of blast furnace slag (BFS) on ultimate strength with slag replacements of 0%, 10%, 20%, and 30%, and the second part looked at the action of light weight ferrocement beams under monotonic and repeated loads with increased load. The findings of this study will be useful in evaluating the first crack strength and ultimate strength of light weight ferrocement beams subjected to similar types of forces, and will thus aid in the design of ferrocement elements that can withstand monotonous and repetitive flexural loading. For all replacement of blast furnace slag, light weight ferrocement specimens with increased wire mesh (Volume fraction) could withstand a higher number of repetitions.
Author (s) Details
Dr. G. M. Naveen
Department of Civil Engineering, Government Engineering College, Chamarajanagara-571313, India.
Dr. G. S. Suresh
Department of Civil Engineering, The National Institute of Engineering, Mysore-570010, India.
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