P18485: Biochar Concrete Roofing Tile Manufacturing and Complete Roof System
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Simulations

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Simulations

Tile Weight Simulation

Higher Ratio Tile Weight

Higher Ratio Tile Weight

Equal Ratio Tile Weight

Equal Ratio Tile Weight

Lower Ratio Tile Weight

Lower Ratio Tile Weight

Tile Strength Simulation

In order to confirm that the new design for the tile would be capable of meeting engineer and customer requirements, a stress analysis was conducted using PTC Creo CAD software. Our research has shown that normal concrete typically has a maximum tensile stress of between 400 and 700 psi. The simulation showed that the maximum principal stress experienced by the tile is 391 psi. Testing of our concrete samples will allow us to determine if this is an acceptable metric, or if we will need to further change the design of the tile to allow for decreased loads.
 Stress Analysis

Stress Analysis

Mold Strength Simulation

Offset Mold Simulation

Offset Mold Simulation

The results of this simulation show that a 1/8th inch thick plastic mold would be able to support the weight of a tile with very little deformation.