An Experimental Study on using Lightweight Web Sandwich Panel as a Floor and a Wall
Nahro Radi Husein1, V. C. Agarwal2, Anupam Rawat3
1Mr. Nahro Radi Husein, Department of Civil Engineering, Sam Higginbottom Institute of Agriculture Technology & Sciences, Deemed University, Allahabad (U.P), India.
2Dr. V.C. Agarwal, Department of Civil Engineering, Sam Higginbottom Institute of Agriculture Technology & Sciences, Deemed University, Allahabad (U.P), India.
3Er. Anupam Rawat, Department of Civil Engineering, Motilal Nehru National Institute Technology, Allahabad (U.P), India.
Manuscript received on 8 December 2013 | Revised Manuscript received on 18 December 2013 | Manuscript Published on 30 December 2013 | PP: 69-75 | Volume-3 Issue-7, December 2013 | Retrieval Number: G1391123713/13©BEIESP
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Abstract: This experimental investigation was focused on the strength capability of lightweight web sandwich panel (LWSP). This study deals with the LWSP’s strength under flexural loading (one point load & third point load) by treating these LWSPs as a floor and also, studying LWSP strength under axial load by treating these LWSPs as a wall. Thirteen specimens of LWSP was casted in this study with size of (500 mm*400 mm*100 mm), with core size of (450 mm*105mm*60 mm), three prism core are used in each panel. Ten specimens are LWSP with aerated concrete as a core and three LWSP with thermocol as a core which are encased by ferrocement with difference water cement ratio (w/c) and difference waterproofing admixture. The performance of the LWSP is investigated in terms of first crack load, load-deflection curve for flexural load with (one point loading and third point loading), modules of rupture, ultimate flexural load, axial load-deformation curve and the failure mode. The unit weight of the LWSPs which have aerated concrete as a core is (1850-1950) Kg/m3 and the unit weight of the LWSPs which have thermocol as a core (1250-1300) Kg/m3.
Keywords: Aerated Concrete, Ferrocement, Lightweight Web Sandwich Panel (LWSP), Sandwich, Thermocol.
Scope of the Article: Structural Evaluation of Panelized and Masonry Wall Systems