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Sustainability and Recycling of Bamboo for Engineering Applications

Awoyera, P. O. and Ugwu, E. I. (2017) Sustainability and Recycling of Bamboo for Engineering Applications. In: Reference Module in Materials Science and Materials Engineering. Elsevier.

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Bamboo, one of the most primitive plants in the world, has from ancient times been continually consumed in the construction field for a series of applications. Due to its excellent mechanical properties, bamboo has been utilized in sensitive construction works, ranging from scaffolding, roofing, bridge construction, and farm houses. It has a better compressive strength than some other construction materials, such as wood, concrete, and brick, and a tensile strength that is comparable to that of steel. However, considering the increasing rate of bamboo consumption, it is important to consider how this valuable material can be perfectly sustained and recycled. Therefore this article highlights the various engineering properties of bamboo, its range of applications, and finally explores various sustainability measures and recycling of bamboo for engineering applications.

Item Type: Book Section
Subjects: T Technology > TA Engineering (General). Civil engineering (General)
T Technology > TH Building construction
Divisions: Faculty of Engineering, Science and Mathematics > School of Civil Engineering and the Environment
Depositing User: Engr. Paul Awoyera
Date Deposited: 27 Sep 2017 12:12
Last Modified: 27 Sep 2017 12:12

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