Study the Structural Behaviour of Ferrocement Beam
The need of the construction industry to look for a reliable and cheaper strengthening component for reinforced concrete structure has led to the usage of ferrocement which proves to be a promising solution. This paper describes the structural short-term behavior of a beam strengthened with ferrocement laminate and identifies its advantages. Beam which is strengthened with ferrocement laminate is compared to a control beam for analysis of the advantages of using ferrocement. From the experiment carried out, beam strengthened with ferrocement proves to have a higher cracking load, ultimate load as well as having a lower deflection in comparison to a normal beam.
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