Stresses in Wall of Ferrocement Silo using Finite Element Model
C. P. Patel1, Sunil Kute2, P. D. Patil3, Renuka Jain4

1C. P. Patel.*, Ph.D. Research Scholar, Department of Civil Engineering, North Maharashtra University, Jalgaon, Maharashtra, India.
2Sunil Kute, Professor, Department of Civil Engineering K. K. Wagh Institute of Engineering Education and Research, Nasik, Maharashtra India.
3P.D. Patil, Principal, Jayakumar Raval Institute of Technology Donnacha, Maharashtra, India.
4Renuka Jain, Under graduate student, Department of Civil Engineering College of Engineering Shahada, Maharashtra, India.

Manuscript received on March 29, 2020. | Revised Manuscript received on April 25, 2020. | Manuscript published on April 30, 2020. | PP: 827-833 | Volume-9 Issue-4, April 2020. | Retrieval Number: D7859049420/2020©BEIESP | DOI: 10.35940/ijeat.D7859.049420
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Abstract: Ferrocement is one of the most inexpensive and alternative construction techniques. The beauty of this materials attracts in analyzing and designing the ferrocement (F.C.) silo. This has encouraged the search for new materials like F.C. to provide an alternative to reinforced concrete. During last two decades, many attempts have been made to develop computational models for analysis of silos particularly in steel and reinforced cement concrete. However, very less work is reported on scientific development of analysis of F.C. silo. This indicates that there is a need to continue with more focus and detailed research on F.C. silo. There is a need to analyze F.C. silo for various parametric findings related to pressure and behavior of silo in tension, compression and flexure. Present paper reports new aspects of analysis of silo. The parametric study of stresses developed in wall of F.C. silo for different H/D ratio, thickness and storage capacity is done with help of commercial ANSYS version R14.5.
Keywords: Wall stresses, Wire mesh, Ferrocement silo, Structural analysis.