Engineering & Technology
Received: 02 Aug 2018 , Published: 07 August 2018
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|1||Ibrahim Shuaibu Muhammad|
|2||Aliyu Mohammed lawal|
|3||Safiyanu Bashir Danjuma|
The cost of building materials is high and beyond the reach of many people in developing countries. This research aims to produce a ceiling board composite from piliostigmathonningiifibreparticulate reinforced with styrofoam adhesive. The board was produced with low cost materials having good thermal properties. Furthermore, the piliostigmathonningii board yields the mean values of density of 145.37kg/m3, water absorption of 10.062% and thermal conductivity of 0.148W/mK.The piliostigmathonningii ceiling board has low density values; percentage water absorption is within the rangeand good thermal conductivity values that falls within the requirement. Hence, the board has greater insulating properties and shows good potential to be used as ceiling board. The macrostructure of the board sample, revealed a reasonably uniform distribution ofpiliostigmathonningiiparticles andstyrofoam adhesive matrix. The diameter of fibre ranges between 1.0 – 12.61 m.
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