Nonlinear Modeling of Autoclaved Aerated Concrete Masonry Wall Strengthened using Ferrocement Sandwich Structure

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Title:
Nonlinear Modeling of Autoclaved Aerated Concrete Masonry Wall Strengthened using Ferrocement Sandwich Structure
Authors:
M., Abdel-Mooty; M., El-Kashef; E., Fahmy; M., Abou-Zeid; M., Haroun
Abstract:
Autoclaved Aerated Concrete (AAC) block are used mainly as non-load-bearing walls that provide heat insulation. This results in considerable saving in cooling energy particularly in hot desert environment with large variation of daily and seasonal temperatures. However, due to the relatively low strength there use load bearing walls is limited to single storey and low-rise construction. A system to enhance the strength of the AAC masonry wall in resisting both inplane vertical and combined vertical and lateral loads using ferrocement technology is proposed in this research. The proposed system significantly enhances the load carrying capacity and stiffness of the AAC wall without affecting its insulation characteristics. Ferrocement is made of cement mortar reinforced with closely spaced wire mesh. Full scale wall specimens with height of 2100mm and width of 1820mm were tested with different configuration of ferrocement. A finite elementmodel is developed and verified against the experimentalwork. The results of the finite element model correlates well with the experimental results.
Citation:
M. A-M, M. E-K, E. F, M. A-Z, M. H (2011) Nonlinear Modeling of Autoclaved Aerated Concrete Masonry Wall Strengthened using Ferrocement Sandwich Structure. Modern Methods and Advances in Structural Engineering and Construction(ISEC-6). Available: http://dx.doi.org/10.3850/978-981-08-7920-4_S2-S57-cd.
Publisher:
Research Publishing Services
Journal:
Modern Methods and Advances in Structural Engineering and Construction(ISEC-6)
KAUST Grant Number:
UK-C0015
Issue Date:
2011
DOI:
10.3850/978-981-08-7920-4_S2-S57-cd
Type:
Conference Paper
Sponsors:
This publication is based on work supported by Award No. UK-C0015, made by King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST).
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dc.contributor.authorM., Abdel-Mootyen
dc.contributor.authorM., El-Kashefen
dc.contributor.authorE., Fahmyen
dc.contributor.authorM., Abou-Zeiden
dc.contributor.authorM., Harounen
dc.date.accessioned2016-02-25T13:50:45Zen
dc.date.available2016-02-25T13:50:45Zen
dc.date.issued2011en
dc.identifier.citationM. A-M, M. E-K, E. F, M. A-Z, M. H (2011) Nonlinear Modeling of Autoclaved Aerated Concrete Masonry Wall Strengthened using Ferrocement Sandwich Structure. Modern Methods and Advances in Structural Engineering and Construction(ISEC-6). Available: http://dx.doi.org/10.3850/978-981-08-7920-4_S2-S57-cd.en
dc.identifier.doi10.3850/978-981-08-7920-4_S2-S57-cden
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10754/598992en
dc.description.abstractAutoclaved Aerated Concrete (AAC) block are used mainly as non-load-bearing walls that provide heat insulation. This results in considerable saving in cooling energy particularly in hot desert environment with large variation of daily and seasonal temperatures. However, due to the relatively low strength there use load bearing walls is limited to single storey and low-rise construction. A system to enhance the strength of the AAC masonry wall in resisting both inplane vertical and combined vertical and lateral loads using ferrocement technology is proposed in this research. The proposed system significantly enhances the load carrying capacity and stiffness of the AAC wall without affecting its insulation characteristics. Ferrocement is made of cement mortar reinforced with closely spaced wire mesh. Full scale wall specimens with height of 2100mm and width of 1820mm were tested with different configuration of ferrocement. A finite elementmodel is developed and verified against the experimentalwork. The results of the finite element model correlates well with the experimental results.en
dc.description.sponsorshipThis publication is based on work supported by Award No. UK-C0015, made by King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST).en
dc.publisherResearch Publishing Servicesen
dc.titleNonlinear Modeling of Autoclaved Aerated Concrete Masonry Wall Strengthened using Ferrocement Sandwich Structureen
dc.typeConference Paperen
dc.identifier.journalModern Methods and Advances in Structural Engineering and Construction(ISEC-6)en
dc.contributor.institutionDepartment of Construction and Architectural Engineering, The American University in Cairo, New Cairo, Egypt.en
kaust.grant.numberUK-C0015en
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