CYCLONE RESISTANT CORE UNITS

CYCLONE RESISTANT CORE UNITS
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CYCLONE RESISTANT CORE UNITS
Product: Design and construction of ferrocement cyclone-resistant huts.
Application: Safe shelter during cyclone periods, also useful during normal periods for community use.
Feature: Two types of core units have been developed for coastal areas: ? Attic type unit supported on precast RCC columns and precast concrete or in-situ concrete foundations. The size of the attic units is 2.4 m x 1.2 m x 0.9 m. The unit is made up of ferrocement using cement mortar 1:3. It is supported on 4 precast RCC columns. ? Rectangular or cylindrical units: rectangular box unit of 2 m x 0.9 m x 0.9 m size with 30 mm wall thickness, cylindrical unit of 1.2 m x 1 m x 10 mm size.
Commercialisation: A large number of shelters constructed along coastal regions in Tamil Nadu, A.P., Orissa
Economy: No major machinery required
Investment: --------
Equipment: --------
Raw materials: FC precast RCC columns, precast concrete foundations.
Institute: Structural Engineering Research Centre, Chennai
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