FLEXURAL BEHAVIOUR OF FERRO CEMENT SLAB PANELS USING CARBON FIBERS
Ferro cement is one of the earliest versions of reinforced concrete. In this, an attempt has been made to find out the flexural behavior of Ferro cement experimentally and analytically. The slab panels of size (700 mm × 600 mm) with a thickness of 30 mm were casted with a cement motor of mix proportion (1:2) and the water-cement ratio of 0.40. Some panels were casted with carbon fibers of 1% of total volume cement. The variation is shown by increasing the mesh layer and addition of the carbon fibers. The slab panels are tested under the two point loading system after curing period. The analysis is carried out by ansys R15.0 software and comparison of results has been done. The test result shows that the slab panels with more number of mesh layers exhibit less deflection and more flexural strength when compare to the slab with less number of mesh layers.
YASWANTH J.V, S. SINDHU NACHIAR, ANANDH S