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Title: Durability of ferrocement - a case study
Authors: Mansur, M.A. 
Paramasivam, P. 
Wee, T.H. 
Lim, H.B.
Issue Date: Jan-1996
Citation: Mansur, M.A.,Paramasivam, P.,Wee, T.H.,Lim, H.B. (1996-01). Durability of ferrocement - a case study. Journal of Ferrocement 26 (1) : 11-19. ScholarBank@NUS Repository.
Abstract: The results of an investigation conducted on the condition of a 13- year old ferrocement structure which has been left abandoned for the last four years are reported in this paper. A part of the structure has been cut out and appropriate tests were performed to determine the depth of carbonation, extent of chloride-ion penetration, state of the embedded reinforcement and strength characteristics of the composite in tension, compression and flexure. There results and a comparison with those documented at the time of construction indicate that the structure still retains its desired strength. But, due to inadequate maintenance and lack of protective surface coating, it showed some signs of degradation due to corrosion of the embedded reinforcement. Measures are suggested to prevent corrosion, and hence to improve the long-term performance of ferrocement structures.
Source Title: Journal of Ferrocement
ISSN: 01251759
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