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Research interests

Bhavna is interested in the use of sustainable construction materials in design and engineering. She uses an interdisciplinary approach to investigate and develop natural materials, such as bamboo, for structural use. Areas of research include structural and small scale experimental testing, modelling and design. Through a multi scale approach, her research forms the basis for non-conventional materials to be utilised and accepted in design and engineering practice.

Education/Academic qualification

Civil and Environmental Engineering, Doctor of Philosophy, University of Pittsburgh

20062010

Civil and Environmental Engineering, Master in Science, University of Hawaii

20042006

Art History, Master of Arts, University at Buffalo State University of New York

20022003

Architecture, Bachelor of Arts, University at Buffalo State University of New York

19972001

Keywords

  • TH Building construction
  • TA Engineering (General). Civil engineering (General)
  • NA Architecture

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Projects 2016 2019

Research Output 2005 2018

1 Citations

Chemical composition of processed bamboo for structural applications

Sharma, B., Shah, D. U., Beaugrand, J., Janeček, E. R., Scherman, O. A. & Ramage, M. H., Jun 2018, In : Cellulose. 25, 6, p. 3255-3266 12 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
Bamboo
Processing
Chemical analysis
Bleaching
Lignin

Processing bamboo for structural composites: Influence of preservative treatments on surface and interface properties

Shah, D. U., Sharma, B. & Ramage, M. H., 1 Oct 2018, In : International Journal of Adhesion and Adhesives. 85, p. 15-22 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
Bamboo
Composite materials
Processing
Bleaching
Contact angle
1 Citations

Relationship of structure and stiffness in laminated bamboo composites

Penellum, M., Sharma, B., Shah, D. U., Foster, R. M. & Ramage, M. H., 20 Mar 2018, In : Construction and Building Materials. 165, p. 241-246 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
Bamboo
Stiffness
Volume fraction
Fibers
Composite materials

Computational form-fitting with non-standard structural elements

Bukauskas, A., Shepherd, P., Walker, P., Sharma, B. & Bregulla, J., 1 Jan 2017, p. 121-122. 2 p.

Research output: Contribution to conferencePaper

Timber
Structural design
Materials properties
Engineers
Geometry

Form-Fitting Strategies for Diversity-Tolerant Design

Bukauskas, A., Shepherd, P., Walker, P., Sharma, B. & Bregula, J., 25 Sep 2017.

Research output: Contribution to conferencePaper

Open Access
File
Bins
Timber
Structural design
Geometry
Steel