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Bamboo

The Multipurpose Plant

  • Esther Titilayo Akinlabi
  • Kwame Anane-Fenin
  • Damenortey Richard Akwada
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Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. Esther Titilayo Akinlabi, Kwame Anane-Fenin, Damenortey Richard Akwada
    Pages 1-37
  3. Esther Titilayo Akinlabi, Kwame Anane-Fenin, Damenortey Richard Akwada
    Pages 39-86
  4. Esther Titilayo Akinlabi, Kwame Anane-Fenin, Damenortey Richard Akwada
    Pages 87-147
  5. Esther Titilayo Akinlabi, Kwame Anane-Fenin, Damenortey Richard Akwada
    Pages 149-178
  6. Esther Titilayo Akinlabi, Kwame Anane-Fenin, Damenortey Richard Akwada
    Pages 179-219
  7. Esther Titilayo Akinlabi, Kwame Anane-Fenin, Damenortey Richard Akwada
    Pages 221-235
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 237-262

About this book

Introduction

This book is intended for use both in the industry and the academia. It introduces the physical, chemical and the mechanical properties as well as the characterization of bamboo. Novel industrial applications in structural, non-structural, reinforcement, afforestation, land reclamation, environmental significance, textile, medical, geotechnical, hydraulic, food, Pulp and the paper industries are addressed in detail.

Bamboo has been used for centuries as a structural material as well as in diverse engineering applications, food and medicinal purposes, especially in Asia. As a natural fiber composite, bamboo has the potential for many developments in academic and industrial research. Current literature on composites tends to focus on bamboo as a plant or solely as a structural engineering material. This book seeks to bring together these two extremes and provides a holistic resource on the subject.

Keywords

Bamboo characterisation Mechanical properties Natural fiber composite Bamboo taxonomy Structural engineering material Polymer composite Fuel and energy Thermo mechanical analysis

Authors and affiliations

  • Esther Titilayo Akinlabi
    • 1
  • Kwame Anane-Fenin
    • 2
  • Damenortey Richard Akwada
    • 3
  1. 1.Dept of Mechanical Engineering ScienceUniversity of Johannesburg Dept of Mechanical Engineering ScienceAuckland ParkSouth Africa
  2. 2.Dept of Mechanical Engineering ScienceUniversity of JohannesburgAuckland ParkSouth Africa
  3. 3.Dept of Mechanical Engineering ScienceUniversity of Johannesburg Dept of Mechanical Engineering ScienceAuckland ParkSouth Africa

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