This book provides the tools to understand the issues related to bio-based concretes using lime as binder.
Themes covered include specific properties of lignocellulosic aggregates (density, porosity, size distribution, water absorption, microstructure, soluble components under alkaline conditions), hardening of lime-based binders by carbonation and hydration (natural and curing processes) and microstructure of the binder in the vicinity of aggregates (dense or porous interphase). The mechanical (uniaxial and triaxial compression) and insulating properties of the relatively well-known hemp concretes and the novel rice husk concretes are also reviewed. Finally, a detailed and comprehensive description of the tools and methodologies that make it easier the design of such bio-based concretes is discussed.
Written for students as well as researchers, this book is aimed at individuals working in both academic and industrial fields.
Prof. Jean-Charles Benezet is based in the Ecole des Mines d'Alès, Centre des Matériaux des Mines d'Alès, France. He has an RG score : 25.36, 39 publications, 150 citations.
Dr. Morgan Chabannes has five publication in biobased building materials. He obtained his PhD in the Materials and Structures for Civil Engineering Building materials department of the Mines Alès - Materials Research Center (C2MA).
Laurent Clerc Ph.D., is an Associate Professor at the Ecole des Mines d'Alès, Centre des Matériaux des Mines d'Alès. His research interests include: the production of recycled concrete aggregate: obtention, characterization and reuse and the development of bio based concrete: using a raw rice husk in a lightweight concrete: Formulation, optimization of mechanical properties and study of the interface.
Frédéric BECQUART, Ph.D., is an Associate Professor at the Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Mines de Douai, Département Génie Civil et Environnemental - Laboratoire Génie Civil et géo-Environnement Lille Nord-de-France. His teaching and research activities concern the ecomaterials from granular secondary raw materials from wastes, from by-products and co-products (mineral and bio-based): physical-mechanical aspects (characterization/formulation and application to scale one), eco-compatibility of matters and products.
Eric Garcia-Diaz, Dr. Ing, is a Full Professor based at the Ecole des Mines d'Alès, Centre des Matériaux des Mines d'Alès: C2MA in France. He is the (Co) author of 23 articles in peer-reviewed international journals, (Co) author of around 50 oral and poster communications. He has reviewed articles for: Cement and Concrete Research, Construction and Building Materials and Cement and Concrete Composite. Bibliometry: ISI Web 23/12/2015: 22 publications, 166 citations by 125 documents, h-index 7.
Lightweight bio-based concretes and eco-friendly materials for the building envelope.- Lime-based binders.- Two typical plant aggregates for lightweight concretes: hemp aggregates (well-known) and rice husks (innovative).- Hemp/Rice husk and lime concrete for the building envelope: application and general properties.- Conclusion and future research.