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PROJECT TOPIC: DESIGN AND CONSTRUCTION OF A METALLIC BOOKSHELF

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CHAPTER ONE

1.0 INTRODUCTION

A bookshelf is a device with partitions used for the purpose of books and files in offices, libraries and at homes.

A bookshelf can be wooden, metal or glass. They could also be design in such a way that they could be dismountable or un-dismountable. In our project, we decided to design and construction an un-dismountable metallic bookshelf.

Among the bookshelves, the un-dismountable metallic bookshelf has the longest life span because of its rigidity, quality of material and it ability to with stand heavy loads.

In other words, the constant loosening and coupling of the component parts which lead to the weakness of the bolt and nut, thus subject the shelf to vibration.

Our project being the un-dismountable bookshelf was constructed with variety of material. The type of materials involved are mild steel sheet metal, metals nets (wire gauze) etc. in this the mild steel sheets were use to cover the partitions and outside bodies of the where used in the corruption of the two doors.

The essence of creating steel frame work is for it to with stand the stress that will be develop due to the weight of the material and loads on each partition. In construction, the frame was first erected before covering with the mild steel sheet. The mass and volume of the book to be contained by each partition were considered before they were erected, so certain experiment were carried out which will be discuses in detail in this report.



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