Ferro-Cement Construction Panels
Technical note Jun 1971-Jul 1973
CIVIL ENGINEERING LAB (NAVY) PORT HUENEME CA
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Two designs of multipurpose ferro-cement construction panels were evaluated as to their versatility for military applications and their strength under flexural loads. The recommended panel design has a thickness of 12 in., width of 12 in., length of 8 ft, cross-section of a modified channel, and weight of 86 lbs. Ultimate load carrying ability of the panel under single point flexure was 1,545 lbs which corresponded to an ultimate flexural stress of 4,300 psi for the ferro-cement material. Tests on the corrosion resistance of ferro- cement were also conducted in a salt spray chamber for up to 6 months. Visual observation of the panel surfaces showed rust stains that indicated substantial corrosion of the steel reinforcement however, the average ultimate strength of the specimens was not significantly reduced.
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