Romualdi, "Research needs and the future of ferrocement
," Journal of the American Concrete Institute, vol.
In the recent years, the usage of different advanced materials such as ferrocement
, glass fibre-reinforced polymer (GFRP), fibre-reinforced polymer (FRP), carbon fibre-reinforced polymer (CFRP), and steel plate jacketing has increased for retrofitting and strengthening of concrete structures.
The solar plant, which is likely the largest, will be constructed using ferrocement
technology and consists of 1938 solar panels with 260-watt capacity, a 500 KVA transformer, and 17 inverters.
Characteristic Value Filter material Ferrocement
Form Circular Diameter 1.93 m Gravel media used in the study Layer 1 (bottom) Thickness: 0.25 m; media size: 25.4-19 mm; * [U.sub.c] 1.3; Porosity: 0.52 Layer 2 Thickness: 0.25 m; media size: 19-12.7 mm; [U.sub.c] 1.28; Porosity: 0.45 Layer 3 Thickness: 0.25 m; media size: 12.7-6.35 mm; [U.sub.c] 1.46 Porosity: 0.39 Layer 4 (surface) Thickness: 0.25 m; media size: 6.35-3.17 mm; [U.sub.c] 1.5 Porosity: 0.34 * [U.sub.c] = [d.sub.60]/[d.sub.10]
Therefore, new techniques which are easier, light weight, and less expensive such as FRP (CFRP, GFRP, and AFRP), polyurea, polyurethane, aluminum foam, engineered cementitious composites, and ferrocement
N., Ahmed, W.K., Ibraheem, L.E., Al-Samarraie, H.Y.: The Use of Renewable Energy in Ferrocement
One of such solutions is to use ferrocement
panels in place of brick and mortar.
similar step: See Toh Siew Kee v Ho Ah Lam Ferrocement
Pte Ltd 
Thermal conductivity of coconut fibre filled ferrocement
They are made from ferrocement
, which is reinforced with steel mesh rather than with thick rebar, to allow for thinness.