Shotcrete prefabricated ferrocement panels by using WA mixture materials
MetadataShow full item record
This report is a part of an experimental series to investigate the possibility of producing ferrocement to compete with other construction materials. The aim of this series was to explore the benefits of using the shotcrete method to fabricate ferrocement panels Shotcrete prefabrication can lead to high quality product with reduced construction time and cost. To study the constructability of ferrocement elements with reliable mix pump ability using the shotcrete method, several mix designs are considered using different sand types. All materials used are locally available in Perth Western Australia. In total, 11 Ferrocement panels, each of size 1200 mm long, 300 mm wide and 30 mm thick, were fabricated and tested to determine mix pump-ability, penetration, and strength under flexure. A pump-able mix, with full through penetration of the mortar between the mesh wires was achieved by using Gingin sand. The strength development of this mixture still is a significant part of future experiments.
Showing items related by title, author, creator and subject.
Morton, Ellen C (2009)The Western Australian School of Mines (WASM) developed a large area static test facility to enable the evaluation of three forms of surface support; namely, mesh, shotcrete and membranes. The purpose of this thesis is ...
Nayar, Chemmangot; Islam, Syed; Dehbonei, H.; Tan, K.; Sharma, H. (2011)This chapter focuses on solar photovoltaic and wind power. Stand-alone PV energy system requires storage to meet the energy demand during periods of low solar irradiation and nighttime. Blocking diodes in series with PV ...
Nayar, C.; Islam, Syed; Dehbonei, H.; Tan, K.; Sharma, H. (2014)© 2011 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved. This chapter focuses on solar photovoltaic and wind power. Stand-alone PV energy system requires storage to meet the energy demand during periods of low solar irradiation and ...