Strength of Bolted Bamboo Laminate Connections

Shawn Platt, Kent Harries

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This paper presents an experimental program investigating the open-hole tension capacity and the effects of staggered open-holes on the capacity of engineered bamboo strip product. The strip is being developed as an alternative means of repairing or retrofitting damaged timber structural members. The strips displayed reliable patterns of material behaviour. Net section reduction factors accounting for the stress-raising effect of the holes were identified. The impact of staggering the holes was observed to depend on the spacing between holes.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationNOCMAT 2015
Subtitle of host publicationConstruction for Sustainability - Green Materials & Technologies
Publication statusPublished - 2015


  • Bamboo
  • compression
  • flexure
  • shear
  • Test method


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