Behavioral Approach of Concrete Prisms and Beams with Replacement of Reinforcement by Wire MeshAuthor : A. Helga Rene and S. Marvel Dharma
Volume 7 No.2 July-December 2018 pp 24-26
This paper presents the results of an investigation aimed at behavioural approach of concrete prisms with replacement of reinforcement by wire mesh in various grade of concrete. To accomplish this objective, an experimental program was conducted. The experimental program comprised, casting and testing of forty-eight prisms of total dimensions 500 X 100 X 100 mm and beam of 2000x100x200mm consisting of no layer, one layer, two layer and three layer of 1.3mm thick welded wire mesh with spacing between welded wire mesh is 22mm and concrete grades with M20, M25, M30, M35. The results indicate that the use of wire mesh layers slightly increases the ultimate flexural load. The first crack load increased with the increase in the percentage of mesh reinforcement and the mesh layer thickness.
Wire Mesh, Flexural Strength, Crack Width
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