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Tikrit Journal of Engineering Sciences (2016) 23(4) 11- 22
Production Hollow Ferrocement Beams Through Solid Waste Recycling
|Aziz I. Abdulla||Salwa H. Ahmad|
|Environmental Eng. Dept., Tikrit University, Iraq|
Present research includes the study of theoretical and experimental behavior of hollow ferrocement beams, by using solid waste of empty plastic bottles and empty metal can. Solid reinforced concrete and reinforced cement mortar for the purposes of comparison between behavior of hollow ferrocement beams and solid beams were casted. The results showed the possibility and efficiently of producing lightweight hollow beams using solid waste. The hollow ferrocement beam have a good flexural strength resistance, toughness, and high ductility as use wired mesh converts a sudden failure to a gradual failure and distributes cracks along the beam. The results also show the possibility of the production of hollow ferrocement beams without rebar, where using of wire mesh only increasing the economic and easily produce these lightweight beams. The study proved that the ferrocement hollow beam fail under the load higher than the design load.
Keywords:Ferrocement, Hollow beam, Solid waste