Roof plates: Two Pyramidal Designs Examined


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Title: Roof plates: Two Pyramidal Designs Examined

Author(s): D. A. O. Martinelli, R. L. R. Lima and J. B. de Hanai

Publication: Concrete International

Volume: 5

Issue: 11

Appears on pages(s): 27-31

Keywords: cracking (fracturing); ferrocement; folded plates; loads (forces); models; roofs; tests; welded wire fabric.

Date: 11/1/1983

Two unique ferrocement roofing elements were designed and built using welded wire fabric instead of woven wire mesh. Both designs basically consisted of an inverted pyramid on a central column. The essential difference between the two types was the manner selected to stiffen the four comparatively large plane elements.