Bamboo

The Multipurpose Plant

Authors: Akinlabi, Esther, Anane-Fenin, Kwame, Akwada, Damenortey Richard

  • Includes a chapter dedicated to bamboo taxonomy
  • Contains two chapters solely dedicated to bamboo characterization and current experimental techniques and testing methods
  • Introduces readers to both engineering and non-engineering applications (textiles, food, medicine and environmental impact)
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About this book

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.

About the authors

Professor Ester Akinlabi is a researcher and lecturer at the Department of Mechanical Engineering Science, Faculty of Engineering and the Built Environment (FEBE) at the University of Johannesburg (UJ). She was selected, from 57 nominations, to join the South African Young Academy of Science (SAYAS) in 2014. Prof Akinlabi researches techniques to combine the best characteristics of different metals into a hybrid that is capable of much more than if it were built from a single material. In 2013, she was rated a Young Researcherby the National Research Foundation (NRF) in the areas of material science and technology, laser materials processing, and friction stir welding.

Table of contents (6 chapters)

  • Bamboo Taxonomy and Distribution Across the Globe

    Akinlabi, Esther Titilayo (et al.)

    Pages 1-37

  • Regeneration, Cultivation, and Sustenance of Bamboo

    Akinlabi, Esther Titilayo (et al.)

    Pages 39-86

  • Properties of Bamboo

    Akinlabi, Esther Titilayo (et al.)

    Pages 87-147

  • Bamboo as Fuel

    Akinlabi, Esther Titilayo (et al.)

    Pages 149-178

  • Applications of Bamboo

    Akinlabi, Esther Titilayo (et al.)

    Pages 179-219

Buy this book

eBook $139.00
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-319-56808-9
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $189.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-3-319-56807-2
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Bamboo
Book Subtitle
The Multipurpose Plant
Authors
Copyright
2017
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-56808-9
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-56808-9
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-56807-2
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XI, 262
Number of Illustrations and Tables
70 b/w illustrations, 7 illustrations in colour
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