Effect of Mortar Strength On The Behaviour of Ferrocement Panel Under Low Velocity Impact
Yash N. Patel1, Darshan G. Gaidhankar2, Mrudula S. Kulkarni3

1Yash N. Patel, Currently Pursuing Master’s Degree Program in Structural Engineering in MIT World Peace University, Pune-India.
2Prof. Darshan G. Gaidhankar, is Currently Associate Professor in School of Civil Engineering, MIT World Peace University, Pune-India, Email: Darshan.
3Prof.Dr.Mrudula S. Kulkarni, Currently Professor in School of Civil Engineering, MIT World Peace University, Pune-India.

Manuscript received on September 18, 2019. | Revised Manuscript received on 28 September, 2019. | Manuscript published on October 10, 2019. | PP: 5245-5249 | Volume-8 Issue-12, October 2019. | Retrieval Number: L29231081219/2019©BEIESP | DOI: 10.35940/ijitee.L2923.1081219
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Abstract: The concept of industrialization of the construction technology has emerged as well accepted and preferred option in the field of building construction now days in order to reduce in – situ construction up to maximum extent. Ferrocement is the one of the relatively new cementitious composite considered as a construction material. The main aim of this study is to investigate the behavior of Ferrocement panel under low velocity impact. Size of panel is 250 x 250 mm and thickness is varying from 20mm to 40mm. Corrugated fibers were added in panels. Volume of corrugated fibers was considered as 1.5% of total volume of panel. Weld mesh and woven mesh were used in ferrocement panels. Numbers of layers of mesh were 2 and 3. Height of drop is 1m. M30 and M40 Grade of mortar were used. Equivalent stress, Normal stress and Deformation were the main parameters for this research work. From the results it can be concluded that weld mesh with corrugated fibers is good at the impact resistance.
Keywords: Ferrocement, Weld Mesh, Woven Mesh, Corrugated Fibers, Low Velocity Impact
Scope of the Article: Behaviour of Structures