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International Journal of Technology Enhancements and Emerging Engineering Research  
International Journal of Technology Enhancements and Emerging Engineering Research

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ISSN 2347-4289



CONSTRUCTION OF ROOF TRUSS SYSTEM USING FERROCEMENT

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AUTHOR(S)

Gautam Hazarika, Masud U. A., Manash Pratim Kashyap

 

KEYWORDS

Keywords : Ferrocement; Truss; Prefebricated; Chicken mesh

 

ABSTRACT

ABSTRACT :The main principle of design of truss by using Ferro-cement is economy and safety. In this investigation a ferrocement roof truss has been designed which are of low in cost, light in weight and easy to maintain. The first step of design involves the calculation of dead load using IS 875 (part-1) and wind load using IS 875 (part-3)-1987. The next step involves the calculation of tension and compression in each individual member of the truss. Sections of the truss are designed using the value of highest tension or compression. After designing all the sections, the truss is constructed. A 6-mm diameter circular coil is used as reinforcing material for construction and angles of desired shape are made to hold the sections in position. Hexagonal wire mesh or chicken mess is cut into required sizes and are placed over the reinforced skeleton of the section. Conventional mortar of cement sand ratio of 1:2 is prepared. The mixture is laid on the truss and the structure is allowed to stand for 28 days. Connection plates, nuts and bolts are used to connect the members and to hold them firmly in position.

 

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