S. Somayaji*, S. P. Shah

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The stress-strain response and the cracking behavior of ferrocement composites subjected to uniaxial tension are reported. The experimental program included the following variables: the spacing of the transverse wires, the type of mesh, the specific surface of the reinforcement and the mortar cover. The theoretical studies included predictions of the composite behavior based on the properties of steel, mortar and the interface. For the theoretical model, a function was assumed to represent the bond stress distribution; the numerical values for the function were obtained from the boundary conditions. The theoretical predictions were satisfactorily compared with the experimental data on mortar specimens reinforced with longitudinal wires.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)119-127
Number of pages9
JournalJournal of Ferrocement
Issue number2
StatePublished - Jan 1 1984

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Civil and Structural Engineering
  • Building and Construction

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