Light Transmitting Concrete by using Optical Fiber
A. B. Sawant1, R. V. Jugdar2, S. G. Sawant3
1A. B. Sawant, Asst. Prof., Civil Engineering Department, KIT‟s College of Engineering, Kolhapur, Maharashtra, India.
2R. V. Jugdar, Asst. Prof., Civil Engineering Department, SIT College of Engineering, Yadrav (Ichalkaranji), Maharashtra, India.
3S. G. Sawant, Asst. Prof., Civil Engineering Department, KIT‟s College of Engineering, Kolhapur, Maharashtra, India.
Manuscript received on December 01, 2014. | Revised Manuscript Received on December 09, 2014. | Manuscript published on December 20, 2014. | PP: 23-28 | Volume-3 Issue-1, December 2014. | Retrieval Number: A0558123114/2014©BEIESP
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Abstract: Small buildings are replaced by high rise buildings and sky scrapers. This arises one of the problem in deriving natural light in building, due to obstruction of nearby structures. Due to this problem use of artificial sources for illumination of building is increased by great amount. So it is very essential to reduce the artificial light consumption in structure. It is considered to be one of the best sensor materials available and has been used widely since 1990. Hungarian architect, Aron Losonczi, first introduced the idea of light transmitting concrete in 2001 and then successfully produced the first transparent concrete block in 2003, named LiTraCon. Since concrete is strong in compression and weak in tension and flexure.
Keywords: OFRC, Transparent Concrete, Lux, LITCON