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Analysis of Curved Ferrocement Panels
, M S Kulkarni, Arun T M
Published in IJSART
Volume: 3.0
Issue: 10.0
Pages: 253.0 - 257.0
Prefabricated elements are used in construction industry as an alternative method to overcome the formwork problems and getting better quality control. The prefabricated elements made of reinforced concrete are very heavy and hard to transport, placing in position and to construct. Because of its good structural performance and low cost ferrocement is used in construction industry. Ferrocement is suitable for the construction of flooring/roof elements, precast elements, manhole covers, and construction of domes, vaults, grid surface and folded plates. It can also be used for construction of water tanks, boats, and silos. An experimental analytical and finite element analysis on flexural behavior of flat and curved ferrocement panels reinforced with varying number of wire mesh layers is presented. The Ansys analysis has been used to model the ferrocement panel for various span, mesh layer and thickness. The result obtained from FE analysis analytical and experiment work indicate that it has acceptable accuracy. Such models can thus be used as quick, simple, and inexpensive methods to calculate the optimal deflection of ferrocement channels for various spans and sizes of tensile reinforcement.
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