Analysis and Design of Ferrocement Panels an Experimental Study
Nagesh M. Kulkarni1, D.G.Gaidhankar2

1Nagesh M Kulkarni, Student, M.E.Civil-Structure, Applied Mechanics Department, Maharashtra Institute Of Technology, Pune, India.
2Prof. D.G.Gaidhankar, Assistant Professor, Applied Mechanics Department, Maharashtra Institute Of Technology, Pune, India.
Manuscript received on April 14, 2013. | Revised Manuscript Received on April 18, 2013. | Manuscript published on April 20, 2013. | PP: 1-8 | Volume-1, Issue-5, April 2013. | Retrieval Number: D0170031413/2012©BEIESP 
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Abstract: Ferrocement is a form of reinforced concrete that differs from conventional reinforced or prestressed concrete primarily by the manner in which the reinforcing elements are dispersed and arranged. It consists of closely spaced, multiple layers of mesh or fine rods completely embedded in cement mortar. This paper describes the various experiments conducted on ferrocement panels in literature review and the conclusions and remarks drawn by the authors. The results obtained are going to help in the project work to investigate the behavior of ferrocement panels for various parameters and loading. This is useful to find solutions by searching new design techniques and method of constructions.
Keywords: Cement mortar, Ferrocement, Mesh, Panels.