Characterization of expanded polystyrene-ferrocement geomat

Fauziah Ahmad, Muhamad Hisyam Halim, Vivi Anggraini

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In this study, preventive measures for landslide activity are being addressed and 8-shaped geomat is proposed to curb this problem. The mechanical properties such as resistance to compression, flexural and pull out resistance of 8-shaped expanded polystyrene (EPS)-ferrocement are to be determined. End result is compared to previous study made of different materials. 8-shaped geomat is developed by using hand plaster method. Two types of mixture proportion are produced namely as EPB10 and EPB30 signifying that the mortar’s sand mix proportions are partially replaced with 10% and 30% of expanded polystyrene beads respectively. Compression and flexural is tested with Universal Testing Machine (UTM). Pull out test is performed in pull out box with sand as the backfill material. Test results show that both EPB10 and EPB30 have similar test results. Comparing to 8-shaped geomat made of fiberglass, used tires and ferrocement, expanded polystyrene based ferrocement has similar compressive strength, lower flexural force and lower pull out force.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication11th International Conference on Geosynthetics 2018, ICG 2018
PublisherKorean GeoSynthetics Society
Number of pages9
ISBN (Electronic)9781713806080
Publication statusPublished - 2018
EventInternational Conference on Geosynthetics 2018 - Seoul, Korea, Republic of (South)
Duration: 16 Sep 201821 Sep 2018
Conference number: 11th

Publication series

Name11th International Conference on Geosynthetics 2018, ICG 2018


ConferenceInternational Conference on Geosynthetics 2018
Abbreviated titleICG 2018
Country/TerritoryKorea, Republic of (South)


  • 8-shaped geomat
  • Compressive strength
  • Expanded polystyrene
  • Expanded polystyrene beads
  • Ferrocement
  • Flexural force
  • Pull out force

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