Document Type

Concrete and geopolymer materials paper

Publication details

Chen, S, Zhuge, Y, Lu, GX & Eising, DR 2014, 'Flexural behavior of basalt fibre reinforced ferrocement composite', in ST Smith (ed.), 23rd Australasian Conference on the Mechanics of Structures and Materials (ACMSM23), vol. I, Byron Bay, NSW, 9-12 December, Southern Cross University, Lismore, NSW, pp. 143-148. ISBN: 9780994152008.

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Basalt fibre is produced from melted basalt rock. This paper presents the experimental investigation carried out on the flexural characteristics of basalt fibre reinforced ferrocement composite using various kinds of basalt meshes. The results indicate that the use of basalt fibre meshes as reinforcement system in the ferrocement composite contributes significantly to the improvement of bending characteristics of ferrocement composite in terms of first cracking load, ultimate flexural strength, and well-distributed fine cracks.