Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Applications Of Ferrocement

1.Widely used in domestic overhead tank.This tank is light, flexible, easy to transport and cheap.

2.Different types of inlet and outlet connections can be easily done with the help of adhesive using ferrocement.

3.It can be used as "gasholder" in "gobbar gas plant".
4.With slight modification ferrocement tanks can be used as grain silos in villages to keep grains

5.Can be used as septic tank.

6.Ferrocement is ideal for boat building.This kind of boat weighs 10% less if it is made of wood.


Ferrocement is a relatively new material consisting of mortar made with portland cement, water and aggregate with reinforcing mesh.
P.L. Nervi an Italian engineering and architecture developed this material in 1940.