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Civil Engineering and Architecture Vol. 12(1), pp. 607 - 616
DOI: 10.13189/cea.2024.120143
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## The Mathematical Model to Compute the Quantity of 10cm Diameter Vertical Eucalyptus Posts Used for Formwork Preparation in Domes Construction

Teshale Teshome Alemu *, Mohindra Singh Thakur
Department of Civil Engineering, Faculty of Engineering and Technology, Shoolini University, India

ABSTRACT

The purpose of this study was to develop a mathematical model that helps to determine the quantity and heights of vertical eucalyptus posts used for formwork preparation in the construction of Orthodox Church domes. To achieve this, three steps are followed. In the first step, the shapes of the domes and the past experience were used to determine the quantity and heights of the vertical eucalyptus posts identified through structured interview conducted on experienced professionals selected based on purposive sampling technique. As a result, it has been realized that semi-spherical and parabolic shapes are common in Orthodox Church domes in the study areas and AutoCAD application is common to determine the quantity and heights of the vertical eucalyptus posts. In the second step, mathematical model is developed to determine the quantity and heights of vertical eucalyptus posts based on the results obtained from interview questions. In the third step, comparisons are conducted between the developed model and past experience to verify the effectiveness of the developed model. The result revels that there is almost no difference between the newly developed mathematical model and the past experience, and realized that the newly developed model is helpful in determining the quantity and heights of the vertical eucalyptus posts within short period of time and greater accuracy. It is advised that stakeholders engaged on projects including dome construction can use this newly developed model to improve their efficiency and accuracy.

KEYWORDS
Eucalyptus Quantity, Dome, Mathematical-Model, Construction Formwork

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(a). IEEE Format:
[1] Teshale Teshome Alemu , Mohindra Singh Thakur , "The Mathematical Model to Compute the Quantity of 10cm Diameter Vertical Eucalyptus Posts Used for Formwork Preparation in Domes Construction," Civil Engineering and Architecture, Vol. 12, No. 1, pp. 607 - 616, 2024. DOI: 10.13189/cea.2024.120143.

(b). APA Format:
Teshale Teshome Alemu , Mohindra Singh Thakur (2024). The Mathematical Model to Compute the Quantity of 10cm Diameter Vertical Eucalyptus Posts Used for Formwork Preparation in Domes Construction. Civil Engineering and Architecture, 12(1), 607 - 616. DOI: 10.13189/cea.2024.120143.