THE USE OF FIBROUS PLANTS IN THE PRODUCTION OF BUILDING MATERIALS
Keywords:Building materials, hemp plants, nettle fibres, Sida Hermaphrodita, Artemisia Vulgaris, concrete, compressive strength, bending strength, density
Concrete development has gone so far since the revolution of human kind. Climate change, energy conservation, and life cycle examination problems are majors that have accorded to the quick augmentation of plant-based materials for buildings, which can be entitled as environmental and eco friendly, enduring and efficient multidisciplinary materials. Recently, several approaches are in action in order to develop concrete materials that are environmentally friendly. The aim of this work is to estimate the suitability of Hemp, Nettle, Artemisia vulgaris and Sida hermaphrodite plants for production of building materials. The tasks of this research are to calculate density, compressive and bending strength and insulation of the concrete with Hemp, Nettle, and Artemisia vulgaris and Sida hermaphrodite fibres. The main objective of this research is to check the possibility of replacing the concrete that has been in use till date now with the major focus on decreasing the emission of the carbon dioxide and developing environmental friendly concrete for future. The results of the research carve the path for further research in future. Artemisia vulgaris concrete is strongest but not enough for structural material. Further research on these plants is highly essential as they can be the base for the replacement of cement concrete and making world a better place by developing the eco-friendly concrete.