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Vegetable Plants and their Fibres as Building Materials: Proceedings of the Second International RILEM Symposium


Edited By: HS Sobral

Hardback | Dec 1990 | #9745 | ISBN: 041239250X
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The papers examine the state-of-the-art on plants and fibres as building materials. Much new research on techniques for fibre reinforcement and their use in concrete, stabilised clay and other matrices; procedures for making vegetable fibres and wood-based building materials in developing countries are explored. Shelter for millions in the developing world depends on being able to use indigenous materials in the building process.


Introduction and background - First International Symposium on the use of vegetable plants and their fibres as building materials; survey of present situation in relation to fibres; properties of vegetable fibre composite materials; building components with vegetable fibre composite materials; building components made with wood; building with culms and sticks; re-cycling of agricultural waste and related topics.

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