Performance of bio-based building materials / edited by Dennis Jones and Christian Brischke
- Woodhead publishing series in civil and structural engineering
- Front Cover; Performance of Bio-based Building Materials; Copyright; Contents; List of contributors; Preface; Acknowledgement; Chapter 1: Introduction to the performance of bio-based building materials; 1.1 Introduction; 1.2 Bio-based building materials and their role in the modern building sector; 1.3 Use in construction and legislation; 1.4 Current issues and challenges related to performance of bio-based building materials; 1.4.1 The sustainable agenda; 1.4.2 Sustainable planning; 1.4.3 Embodied energy; 1.4.4 Challenges to the use of bio-based building materials; References
Chapter 2: Wood as bio-based building material2.1 Introduction; 2.2 Solid wood; 2.2.1 Structure of wood; 18.104.22.168 Elemental composition; 2.2.2 Wood properties; 22.214.171.124 Wood appearance; 126.96.36.199 Density of wood; 188.8.131.52 Water sorption and permeability; 184.108.40.206 Mechanical properties of wood; 2.2.3 Wood treatments; 2.2.4 Wood performance; 2.2.5 Applications of wood in construction; 2.3 Cross laminated timber; 2.3.1 Background; 2.3.2 Why has the use of CLT expanded so rapidly?; 2.3.3 CLT-Properties and performance; 2.3.4 The application of CLT in different building types; 220.127.116.11 The game changers
18.104.22.168 Tall timber buildings/the vertical timber city22.214.171.124 Where to now for CLT and other engineered timber products?; 2.4 Panels; 2.4.1 Plywood; 2.4.2 Particleboard; 2.4.3 Oriented strand board; 2.4.4 Fibreboard; 2.4.5 Other panel types; 2.4.6 Future directions for panel materials; 2.5 Wood plastic composites; 2.5.1 Introduction; 2.5.2 The components of WPCs; 2.5.3 The manufacturing process; 2.5.4 Wood polymer composites in the construction sector; 2.5.5 Performance of the wood polymer composites; 2.6 Cellulose, pulp and paper; 2.6.1 Introduction; 2.6.2 Cellulose; 2.6.3 Pulp and paper
2.6.4 Cellulose, pulp and paper properties126.96.36.199 Physical properties; 188.8.131.52 Chemical properties; 184.108.40.206 Cellulose insulation properties and performances; 2.6.5 Applications of cellulose as insulation; 2.7 Bark and cork; 2.7.1 Introduction; 2.7.2 Formation of bark and cork; 2.7.3 Cork structure and properties; 2.7.4 Cork in construction; References; Chapter 3: Nonwood bio-based materials; 3.1 Introduction; 3.2 Flax; 3.2.1 Introduction; 3.2.2 Morphology of flax fibres and shives; 3.2.3 Application of flax for building materials; 3.2.4 Other applications of flax fibres; 3.2.5 Conclusion
3.3 Hemp3.3.1 Introduction; 3.3.2 Morphology of hemp fibres; 3.3.3 Applications of hemp fibres for building materials; 3.3.4 Conclusion; 3.4 Straw; 3.4.1 Structure and composition of straw; 3.4.2 Straw bales as a construction material; 3.4.3 Hygrothermal properties of straw bales; 3.4.4 Mechanical properties of straw bales; 3.4.5 Acoustic properties of straw bale construction; 3.4.6 Fire resistance of straw bale construction; 3.4.7 Compressed straw board; 3.4.8 Conclusion; 3.5 Bamboo and rattan; 3.5.1 Introduction
- Performance of Bio-based Building Materials provides guidance on the use of bio-based building materials (BBBM) with respect to their performance. The book focuses on BBBM currently present on the European market. The state-of-the-art is presented regarding material properties, recommended uses, performance expectancies, testing methodology, and related standards. Chapters cover both 'old and traditional' BBBM since quite a few of them are experiencing a comeback on the market. Promising developments that could become commercial in the near future are presented as well. The book will be a valuable reference resource for those working in the bio-based materials research community, architects and agencies dealing with sustainable construction, and graduate students in civil engineering.
- 9780081009925 (electronic bk.)
0081009925 (electronic bk.)
- Includes index.
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