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Development of Roofing Tiles Support Made from Bituminous Plywood

Ouro–Djobo Samah1, Sinko Banakinao2, Komlan Lolo3 and Kodjo Attipou3
  • 1 Department of Civil Engineering, Centre Regional de Formation Pour Entretien Routier, Togo
  • 2 Department of Civil Engineering, National Superior School of Engineers, University of Lomé, Togo
  • 3 Department of Mechanical Engineering, National Superior School of Engineers, University of Lomé, Togo

Abstract

In this study, a new design of roof support was investigated to improve the system of roof coverings with roofing tiles. Usually, wood frames or slabs are often used as support for roofing tiles, which presents many disadvantages such as the expensive cost of the slabs and sometimes inefficient Corresponding wood frames. The new design proposed in this study uses the technique of Kodjo Attipou wood frames, but by interposing between the frames and the roofing tiles, a barrier is made of bituminous plywood. The barrier is composed of plywood 1.22 m in width, 2.44 m in length and 4 mm in thickness. The plywood is covered with a cloth of cotton fibers, impregnated in petroleum bitumen fluidized by kerosene. A test of permeability was conducted and has shown good results after 3 weeks of imbibition in water. The new composite material obtained can then serve as intermediate support in the system of roof coverings with roofing tiles and wood frames.

American Journal of Applied Sciences
Volume 19 No. 1, 2022, 99-104

DOI: https://doi.org/10.3844/ajassp.2022.99.104

Submitted On: 30 December 2021 Published On: 19 September 2022

How to Cite: Samah, O., Banakinao, S., Lolo, K. & Attipou, K. (2022). Development of Roofing Tiles Support Made from Bituminous Plywood. American Journal of Applied Sciences, 19(1), 99-104. https://doi.org/10.3844/ajassp.2022.99.104

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Keywords

  • Tile
  • Support
  • Bitumen
  • Plywood
  • Waterproofing