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ferro cement
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Published by: ramu velusamy on Jun 29, 2011
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 FERROCEMENT 
 
WHAT IS FERROCEMENT?
‡
 Definition of ferrocement reported by ACI Committee 549, 1988
 Ferrocement is a form of reinforced concrete using closely spaced multiple layers of mesh and/or small diameter rods completely infiltrated with, or encapsulated in, mortar.
‡
 In 1940 Pier Luigi Nervy, an Italianengineer, architect and contractor,used ferrocement first for theconstruction of aircraft hangars,boats and buildings and a variety of other structures.
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 It is a very durable, cheap and versatile material.
Section of ferrocement
 
COSTITUENTS OF FERROCEMENT 
‡
Cement:
Th
e cement s
h
ould be fres
h,
of uniformconsistency and free of lumps and foreign matter.‡
Fine Aggregates
:Normal weig
h
t fine aggregate clean
,
 
h
ard
,
strong
,
free of organic impurities and deleterioussubstances and relatively free of silt and clay.‡
Water
:Potable water is fit for use as mixing water aswell as for curing ferrocement structures.‡
Admixture
:C
h
emical admixtures used in ferrocementserve purposes OF water reduction
,
wit
h
strengt
h
andreduces permeability; air entrainment
,
w
h
ic
h
increasesresistance to freezing and t
h
awing; and suppression of reaction between galvanized reinforcement and cement

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