Flexural Behavior of Ferrocement with Carbon Fiber Reinforced Cement as a Matrix

  • Y. Ohama
  • A. Shirai
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This paper discusses the flexural behavior of ferrocement using carbon fiber reinforced cement (CFRC) as a matrix, and compares the flexural behavior with that of the ferrocement using ordinary cement mortar (OCM) as a matrix. The ferrocements using CFRC and OCM are prepared, and tested for first cracking load, ultimate load, toughness and cracking resistance. It is concluded from the test results that the first cracking load, ultimate load, toughness and cracking resistance of the ferrocement using CFRC noticeably increase with raising carbon fiber content, and that the occurrence of the cracks and the increase of the crack widths may be considerably restrained by the action of the carbon fibers. Generally, the flexural behavior of the ferrocement can be markedly improved by use of CFRC instead of OCM.


Carbon Fiber Silica Fume Ultimate Load Crack Width Flexural Behavior 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Y. Ohama
    • 1
  • A. Shirai
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Architecture, College of EngineeringNihon UniversityKoriyama, Fukushima, 963Japan

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