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dc.contributor.author Sanjaya, BGV
dc.contributor.author Srilal, WMS
dc.contributor.author Perera, WWPK
dc.contributor.author Sooriyaarachchi, HP
dc.contributor.author Appuhamy, JMRS
dc.date.accessioned 2016-01-05T15:53:44Z
dc.date.available 2016-01-05T15:53:44Z
dc.date.issued 2016-01-05
dc.identifier.uri http://dl.lib.mrt.ac.lk/handle/123/11610
dc.description.abstract The NERD center floor slab system was introduced by late Dr. A.N.S. Kulasinghe in early 1987 specially for domestic buildings which are used by middle income families in Sri Lanka. The invention of NERD system directed to identify cost effective slab construction system relative to conventional slab system and also the use of un-propped construction technique and reduction of depth of slab caused to reduce construction time and material required for construction activities. The NERD system consists with 50 mm thick in-situ concrete slab retain on trapezoidal shape pre-stressed beams which are placed by keeping 600 mm interval between each. Although, the concept of NERD system is being widely adapted in domestic building construction exposed beam under the soffit of the slab keeps away people from the use of NERD slab system. Therefore, this research has been given much more advertency to make it as flat soffit slab with the improvement of structural arrangement of the NERD system such a way that changing the shape of pre-stressed beam and thickness of in-situ concrete slab with hollow arrangement to reduce utilized concrete of the slab. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.subject Cost, Deflection, Flat soffit, Pre-stressed, Strength en_US
dc.title Investigation on Improvement of Low Cost NERD Slab System en_US
dc.type Conference-Full-text en_US
dc.identifier.faculty Engineering en_US
dc.identifier.department Department of Engineering en_US
dc.identifier.year 2015 en_US
dc.identifier.place kandy en_US
dc.identifier.pgnos 15 en_US
dc.identifier.email virajsanjaya@gmail.com en_US


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