Ferro-cement is a composite material consisting of multiple layers of wire mesh impregnated with a cement mortar. Steel rods may be sandwiched in the center to give added strength, and to shape the mesh before application of the mortar. Selection of materials can vary considerably. Investigation of the influence of wire orientation on the fatigue strength of ferro-cement was undertaken in this study. Tests were also conducted to determine the effect on fatigue life of voids in the specimens caused by poor penetration of the mortar.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Naval Postgraduate School

    1 University Circle
    Monterey, CA  United States  93943
  • Authors:
    • Sargent, DPJ
  • Publication Date: 1974-12

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  • Pagination: 89 p.

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  • Accession Number: 00090825
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: MA Thesis
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jun 26 1975 12:00AM