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International Journal of Recent Trends in Engineering (IJRTE)

ISSN 1797-9617

Volume 1, Number 6, May 2009

Issue on Civil Engineering

Page(s): 25-29

Experimental and Analytical Model of Ferrocement Slabs

Boshra Aboul-Anen, Ahmed El-Shafey, and Mostafa El-Shami

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This paper addresses the composite action between the ferrocement slabs and steel sheeting. This is an important issue that could impact the performance and strength of space trusses. The current paper presents the experimental models of ferrocement slabs with and without steel sheeting and their numerical models using the finite element method. Finite element models were developed to simulate the behavior of the slab through nonlinear response and up to failure, using the ANSYS Package. Additionally, the comparison between the theoretical and experimental models is presented and discussed.

Index Terms

space trusses, ferrocement, finite element

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