Ferro-cement as a material for offshore structures

S. P. Shah, W. H. Key

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution


To facilitate rational design in this relatively new material, influence of matrix composition and wire mesh properties on static and dynamic strengths of ferro-cement specimens were studied. The possibility of increasing strength-to-weight ratio by substituting foamed lightweight sand for natural sand was also investigated. Ductility of steel and specific surface of wire mesh appear to be the most important properties influencing cracking behavior and hence the leakage rate. Results suggest that ferro-cement may be a potential material for construction of thin shells such as for boat hulls, of containers for transportation of LNG, and of deep submersibles.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationOffshore Technology Conference, OTC 1971
PublisherOffshore Technology Conference
Number of pages5
ISBN (Electronic)9781555636982
StatePublished - 1971
Externally publishedYes
Event3rd Annual Offshore Technology Conference, OTC 1971 - Houston, United States
Duration: Apr 19 1971Apr 21 1971

Publication series

NameProceedings of the Annual Offshore Technology Conference
ISSN (Print)0160-3663


Conference3rd Annual Offshore Technology Conference, OTC 1971
Country/TerritoryUnited States

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Safety, Risk, Reliability and Quality
  • Ocean Engineering
  • Energy Engineering and Power Technology
  • Mechanical Engineering


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