Shear Behavior of High Strength Ferro Cement Deep Beam
Dunyazad K. Assi

Dunyazad K. Assistant Senior Lecturer, Department of Civil Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, University of Suleimani, Iraq.
Manuscript received on 17 August 2015 | Revised Manuscript received on 25 August 2015 | Manuscript Published on 30 August 2015 | PP: 57-62 | Volume-5 Issue-3, August 2015 | Retrieval Number: C2172085315/15©BEIESP
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Abstract: The use of high strength concreting materials as well as mortars has taken a wide range of applications, whose mechanical properties are still at a research phase. However the application of ferrocement in many structural applications in many parts of the world started decades ago, many researchers around the world have tried to study the engineering properties of ferrocement. The present research work deals with the behavior of ferrocement deep beams tested in laboratory. A total of five rectangular reinforced concrete deep beams were tested. Test variables included the mortar strength and the ferrocement wire mesh layers. From the obtained test results reinforced with higher number of wire mesh are proved to have a higher ultimate load as well as having a lower deflection. In addition, the ultimate load capacity of normal strength beam is less than that of higher strength one. Moreover, A strut-and-tie model was proposed for better understanding of the shear behavior and to aid the design process.
Keywords: Deep Beams, Ferrocement, Wire Mesh, Shear Strength.

Scope of the Article: High Performance Concrete