Methods of determining transverse mechanical properties of full-culm bamboo

Bhavna Sharma, Kent A. Harries, Khosrow Ghavami

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Abstract

The potential for adopting the relatively simple-to-conduct edge bearing test as a surrogate for direct determination of the critical transverse material properties is investigated. The research explores the effect of through-culm-wall fiber gradation on the edge bearing, or 'diametric compression', strength of full-culm bamboo. The test method also utilizes a full culm section cut into two or three concentric annular sections. Tests results for each 'ring' provide a measure of through thickness transverse properties. The objective of this work is the development of practical test methods for field assessment of bamboo material properties.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)627-637
Number of pages11
JournalConstruction and Building Materials
Volume38
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jan 2013

Keywords

  • Bamboo
  • Edge bearing
  • Splitting
  • Test method

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