Prefabricated Ferrocement Water Tank


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Title: Prefabricated Ferrocement Water Tank

Author(s): P. Paramasivam and G. K. Nathan

Publication: Journal Proceedings

Volume: 81

Issue: 6

Appears on pages(s): 580-586

Keywords: bolted connections; bending moments; concrete construction; concrete products; ferrocement; precast concrete; prefabrication; water tanks.

Date: 11/1/1984

In this study a ferrocement water tank is constructed using prefabricated precast panels connected with bolts and nuts. This investigation was undertaken as a prelude to mechanizing the construction of ferrocement water storage tanks in modules, which can be assembled to any required capacity. A square tank of 4 ft (I .22 m) in plan and 4 ft (I.22 m) in height is designed using the theory of thin plates, for which the construction procedures and test results are presented and discussed.