This research paper is meant with an comprehensive study to understand the bending behavior of ferrocement slabs which is put through various loading conditions. The idea of composite slabs with proper closed decking along with connectors that can resist shear has a good developed way. In developing countries like India the usage of composite slabs has not reached its full extent because of the constraints in fabrication, exposure resistance to climate and other beauty aspects. The depth of conventional R.C.C slabs normally used for ceilings and floor diaphragms may range from 100 to 500mm thick. Slabs of minimal thickness are used only for road slab paving. The usage of raft foundation is becoming common in the current times. These are used for constructing high rise buildings and multifloor structures. In which a large concrete bed is made and the entire structure is being built on it. The raft entirely lies on the bed of soil. This raft is of heavy depth and self weight. Steps can be taken to reduce the depths of these slabs. Ferrocement panels acts as both as formworks and as load bearing component in the structure and these types of slabs reduces the depth of elements to a good extent.
An experimental investigation on flexural behaviour of ferrocement composite slab
Nallaiyae Kannan, Murugesan Saranya, Manoharan Vignesh, Kumarasamy Vidhya Vidhya, Murugan Arun; An experimental investigation on flexural behaviour of ferrocement composite slab. AIP Conf. Proc. 15 June 2023; 2782 (1): 020185. https://doi.org/10.1063/5.0155131
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