Comparative Study of Strength of Welded Mesh and Expanded Metal in Ferrocement

Comparative Study Of Strength Of Welded Mesh And Expanded Metal In Ferrocement

Comparative Study of Strength of Welded Mesh and Expanded Metal in Ferrocement


Welded Mesh And Expanded Metal In Ferrocement is made up of wire mesh of mortar and galvanized steel. It is used for a wide range of applications, including the construction of boats, water tanks, slabs and roofs, and tunnel lining.

In recent years, new applications have been developed such as low-cost residential buildings and the strengthening of a wide variety of structural elements. These applications are still in their first stages, however. The aim of this paper is to summarize existing literature on ferrocement use and discuss new applications of ferrocement.

Ferrocement is a composite material made of cement mortar and mesh layer reinforcement. A composite material is a form which behaves differently from reinforced concrete.

Ferrocement, a thin element, is used as a building construction as well as as a repair material. This review from past experience presents the results of experimental and analytical studies on ferrocement members and highlights the outstanding features of construction, material properties and the special techniques of applying cement mortar to the reinforcing mesh.


A review of ferrocement properties and uses is presented in this study. Although ferrocement is an old material, it has seen little use until the last decades. It is similar with reinforced concrete, as it consists of mortar and steel wire mesh as opposed to steel bars and concrete, but they differ significantly in terms of properties.

Compressive strength is the strongest feature of reinforced concrete, while ferrocement has excellent tensile and flexural behavior. Brittle material is conventional reinforced concrete, while very ductile ferrocement.

On the other hand, due to the thin sections and very thin concrete covers, ferrocement does not have the good durability of reinforced concrete. Most conventional ferrocement uses include boats, water tanks, silos and roofing.

Over the past three decades, new perspectives have emerged on the use of ferrocement. Ferrocement is an optimum low-cost material for structures resistant to low-rise earthquake. Analytically, experimentally, and during earthquake events, this has been proven.