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Article Number - B2D43154096

Vol.4(5), pp. 157-167 , May 2013

DOI: 10.5897/JCECT2013.0230   Total Views: 218

ISSN: 2141-2634   Downloaded: 485

Full Length Research Paper

Experimental and analytical investigation of ferrocement water pipe

 Y. B. I. Shaheen      B. Eltaly      M. Kameel   

Accepted: 11 April 2013      Published: 31 May 2013

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The main objective of this research is to investigate the possibility of using ferrocement concrete in constructing water supply pipe. The current work presents the comparison between the performance of ferrocement pipe and reinforcement concrete pipe under static load as starting step to study the performance of this type of pipe under impact load. The current paper presents an experimental models of ferrocement and concrete water pipes and their numerical models using the finite element method. Finite element models were developed to simulate the behavior of the pipes through nonlinear response and up to failure, using the ANSYS Package. Additionally, the comparison between the theoretical and experimental models results is presented and discussed.


Key words: Ferrocment, water pipe, nonlinear analysis, finite element analysis.

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