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

Proceedings

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.


Contents

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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