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The possibility of improving some properties of precast concrete tiles under static load has been studied in this research. The experimental approach was adopted in this research to investigate the effect of two types of wire mesh reinforcements on some properties of precast concrete tiles especially flexural failure load. The experimental program is divided into three groups with two ages of the test, the result of each age is an average of three specimens; the first group consists of six specimens which refer to reference tiles, the second group consists of eighteen specimens reinforced with different shapes of a metal wire mesh. The third group consists of eighteen specimens reinforced with different shapes of the plastic wire mesh. Three tests were conducted in this research, flexural failure load, density, and absorption. The main conclusion from this research is; the increasing in flexural failure load of specimens tiles according to reference tiles was 10%, 17% and 25% for tiles reinforced with square plastic wire mesh, stripe plastic wire mesh and specific plastic wire mesh, and 33%, 35% and 21% for square metal wire mesh, stripe metal wire mesh, and specific metal wire mesh respectively.

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