Experimental and Analytical Investigation of Ferro Cement Silo for Various H/D Ratios and Wall Thickness
Chetan S. Deshpande1, N. V. Deshpande2

1Chetan S. Deshpande, Department of Applied of Mechanics, St. Vincent Pallotti College of Engineering & Technology, Gavsi Manapur, Nagpur, Maharashtra, India.
2Dr. N. V. Deshpande, Principal, Guru Nanak Institute of Engineering & Technology, Nagpur, India.
Manuscript received on October 01, 2014. | Revised Manuscript Received on October 17, 2014. | Manuscript published on October 20, 2014. | PP: 1-5 | Volume-2, Issue-11, October 2014. | Retrieval Number: K05191021114/2014©BEIESP
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Abstract: Ferrocement being a versatile construction material, its applicability in case of silos which can be used for food grain storage creates an area of research. Its cracking or tensile strength and corresponding strains are the key parameters of ferrocement silo designing. In this paper an attempt has been made to investigate tensile strength and strains of ferrocement flats of particular thickness, reinforced with single layer of square welded wire mesh and to calculate, predict and compare the hoop tensions for different silo wall thicknesses and H/D ratios using the equations developed graphically which are based on analytically developed parameters derived from the test results.
Keywords: Ferrocement, Hoop tension, Silo, Tensile strength.