Flexural Strength and Ductility Behavior of Ferrocement I-Beam
The purpose of this study is to improve the practical use of the ferrocement I-beams by attempting to develop its ductile behavior. Result of the study showed that the compressive strength of the ferrocement mortar used was satisfactory, the welded wire mesh sold in the Philippine market passed the required material properties, hence, it can be used in the ferrocement applications. There is a marked increase in the capacity of the ferrocement I-Beam as the number of layers of wire mesh reinforcement in the flange area is increased from 8 layers and additional two layers increased per treatment. There is also increasing number of cracks in the flange section as the number of layers of welded wire reinforcement signifying that the beam is already showing ductility behavior.