Transparent concrete as an eco-friendly material for building.
Research and Development of Plastic Optical Fiber Based Smart Transparent Concrete Zhi Zhou 1,2, Ge Ou, Ying Hang, Genda Chen, Jinping Ou ,3 1 School of Civil Engineering, Harbin In stitute of Technology, Harb in 150090, P.R. China 2 Center for Infrastructure Engineerin g Studies, Missouri Univ. of Scienc e and Tech., Rolla, MO 65401-0710, USA 3 School of Civil and Hydraulic Engineering.
KEYWORDS: Transparent concrete, light transmitting, optical fiber, binding material, utilize sunlight, save power INTRODUCTION Transparent concrete was first mentioned in 1935 patent by Bernard Long as “LIGHT TRANSMITTING CONCRETE STRUCTURE” latterly the inventions and development in this field increased drastically.
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Translucent concrete (also: light-transmitting concrete) is a concrete based building material with light-transmissive properties due to embedded light optical elements — usually optical fibers. Light is conducted through the stone from one end to the other.
International Journal of Applied Engineering Research ISSN 0973-4562 Volume 13, Number 2 (2018) pp. 1209-1218. with more than 96% of the cross-section able to transmit light effectively. The structural components of optical fiber consist. deduced that the transmission of light through light transmitting concrete completely depends on the.
In this paper, the development of a light transmitting concrete using plastic optical fiber (POF) is discussed and producing a new alternatives to entrench the concept of sustainability in Gaza Strip, which will help to reduce the consumption of electric energy in closed environments based on the traditional means of lighting, which can manufacture some parts of the exterior walls of the molds.
Transparent concrete also called as translucent concrete or light transmitting concrete is achieved by replacing aggregates with transparent alternate materials. The bonding material in transparent concrete may be able to transmit light by using clear resins the concrete mix. Use of optical fibers and fine concrete also used as transparent.
INTRODUCTION Translucent concrete is a light transmitting concrete based building material. It works on the property of Nano-Optics. Its light transmitting is mainly due to uniform distribution of high numerical aperture Plastic Optic Fibres (POF) and hence it is also known as LiTraCon.It is produced by adding about 4% to 5% of optical fibres by volume in concrete mix.