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Influence of skeletal steel on the shear strength of ferrocement

Desayi, Prakash and Nandakumar, N (1993) Influence of skeletal steel on the shear strength of ferrocement. In: International Symposium Innovative World Concr, 1993, pp. 151-159.

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Details of an exptl. investigation on the influence of skeletal steel on the shear strength of ferrocement are presented. Tests were conducted on 66 simply supported rectangular ferrocement specimens under 4-point loading. Variables of the study were the vol. fraction of skeletal bars (pb) and shear span-to-depth ratio (a/h). Two types of shear cracking and failure, namely, those due to flexure-shear and web-shear were noticed. Test results indicate that the shear strengths of ferrocement at flexure-shear and web-shear cracking increase with a decrease in a/h and increase in pb. The shear stress at which the web-shear crack occurred was higher than the shear stress at which the flexure-shear crack occurred. Best-fit equations and characteristic strength equations are proposed for shear strength of ferrocement in flexure-shear cracking and web-shear cracking

Item Type: Conference Paper
Additional Information: Copyright of this article belongs to Oxford and IBH
Department/Centre: Division of Mechanical Sciences > Civil Engineering
Date Deposited: 08 Jul 2008
Last Modified: 07 Jun 2011 09:43
URI: http://eprints.iisc.ernet.in/id/eprint/14616

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