Experimental study on trough shaped ferrocement roofing elements with SBR Polymer
Amrutha Mohan, Milu Mary Jacob
Ferrocement , SBR Polymer, Trough roof, wire mesh
Ferrocement is a versatile construction material and it has attained worldwide popularity in both structural and architectural fields. It is a construction material ideally suited for high levels of pre fabrication and it has proven an excellent material for housing construction, particularly roofs, floor slabs, walls because of its relatively low cost, durability and weather resistance. Roof is an important building fabric in housing, which requires proper design and construction. Ferrocement appears to be an economical alternative material for roofing. Many researchers have done investigations to improve the flexural behaviour and durability of ferrocement using modified mortar matrices. Trough ferrocement roofing elements are investigated by many researchers as these elements posseshigher strength than plates without folds of same thickness The study involves the experimental investigation of compressive strength characteristics of mortar cubes by varying the percentage of Styrene - Butadiene Rubber (SBR) polymer used and incorporating the percentage with higher strength mortar mix to study the flexural behavior of trough shaped ferrocement panels reinforced with skeletal steel and by varying the number of wire mesh layers. The slab panels are tested under flexural loading by applying line loads at 1/3 rd points under loading frame. First crack load, ultimate load, deflection, strain and the mode of failure of the specimens are obtained.
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Unique Paper ID: 143951

Publication Volume & Issue: Volume 3, Issue 4

Page(s): 156 - 160
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