Investigation of Precast Ferrocement Planks Connected by Steel Bolts

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Title: Investigation of Precast Ferrocement Planks Connected by Steel Bolts

Author(s): T. S. Krishnamoorthy, V. S. Parameswaran, M. Neelamegam, and K. Balasubramanian

Publication: Special Publication

Volume: 124

Issue:

Appears on pages(s): 389-404

Keywords: bolted connections; bolts; connections; failure; ferrocement; joints (junctions); lap connections; panels; pressure; strains; thickness; structural design; tensile strength; tests; Construction

Date: 9/1/1990

Abstract:
Precast thin ferrocement planks have replaced wood for a variety of applications. Present knowledge about joining them using steel bolts or similar means is very limited. While bolted connections are commonly employed in steel construction, their suitability for connecting precast reinforced concrete or ferrocement elements is yet to be fully investigated, particularly when subjected to both bending and direct tension. A series of tests were carried out at the Structural Engineering Research Centre, Madras, India, on precast ferrocement planks connected together using steel bolts for transferring tension and flexural moment