Transparent Concrete by Using Optical Fibre as A Green Material for Building

Published: 28 May 2024| Version 1 | DOI: 10.17632/h2fps4tpjg.1
International Journal of Contemporary Research in Multidisciplinary IJCRM Research Journal


Transparent concrete, a contemporary innovation in the construction realm, is swiftly garnering attention within the industry. This advancement in material technology not only marks a milestone in modern material production but also underscores a commitment to environmental sustainability and energy efficiency. Incorporating the creative dimension of design is essential to align with current environmental design paradigms. Transparent concrete emerges as a promising solution to contemporary environmental challenges, particularly in the context of reducing artificial lighting dependency in buildings. Developed to address this pressing need, it boasts impressive attributes. For instance, achieving a commendable 28-day compressive strength of 26.4 N/mm² for M20 grade concrete showcases its structural viability. Additionally, its light transmittance capabilities are notable, with values ranging from 9.47% to 7.76% at fibre spacings of 1.5 cm by adding Optical fibres of 1%, 2 %, 3 % 4 % 5% respectively. The integration of optical fibres enables both natural and artificial light to permeate through the translucent concrete, aligning with the overarching goal of reducing energy consumption attributed to lighting. By harnessing sunlight as a primary light source and leveraging optical fibres to detect structural stress, transparent concrete epitomizes a multifaceted approach towards sustainable construction practices. In essence, transparent concrete embodies a convergence of technological innovation, environmental consciousness, and pragmatic design principles, poised to redefine the landscape of modern construction by offering both aesthetic appeal and functional efficiency.



Amity University, Amity University Haryana


Engineering, Civil Engineering, Civil Engineering Structure