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Research Article

Year : 2016 | Volume: 2 | Issue: 3 | Pages: 1-8

Construction of Reusable Terrace Roof using Blended Paper Pulp and Silica Aerogel

J Prakash Arul Jose1*, Fleming Prakash2

http://dx.doi.org/doi:10.18831/djcivil.org/12016031001

Corresponding author

J Prakash Arul Jose*

Research Scholar, Civil Engineering, Bharath University, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India.

  • 1. Research Scholar, Civil Engineering, Bharath University, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India.

Received on: 2016/04/10

Revised on: 2016/06/09

Accepted on: 2016/08/31

Published on: 2016/09/25

Abstract

        The main objective of this paper is to provide an eco-friendly and reusable terrace roof that reduces the effect of heat during the summer seasons. The goal is achieved with the help of paperboard and silica aerogel that aids in effective protection against heat. Silica aerogel is prepared from rice husks and paper pulp is manufactured from waste paper materials contributing to reduced utilization of crisp raw materials. The supporting structure of the terrace roof is constructed using steel frames that are welded together by gas metal arc welding. The outer skin of the roof is riveted with the supporting structure. The roof can be detached and anchored easily depending upon the climatic requirements.

Keywords

Terrace roof, Paper pulp, Silica aerogel, Gas metal arc welding, Rivet.