The Structural Engineer > Archive > Volume 64 (1986) > Issues > Issue 16 > Bamboo-Reinforced Concrete Two-Way Slabs Subjected to Concentrated Loading
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Bamboo-Reinforced Concrete Two-Way Slabs Subjected to Concentrated Loading

Eleven bamboo-reinforced concrete two-way slabs with simply supported boundaries have been subjected to concentrated central loading. Concrete strength, span/depth ratio, bamboo percentage, and the treatment given to the bamboo reinforcement, were varied. Punching failure always followed the full development of the flexural collapse mechanism, and the punching load was always greater than the yieldline theory load. From a consideration of the results, methods of predicting both the cracking load and the punching load of a bamboo reinforced slab are suggested. J.A. Kankam, M. Ben-George and Professor S.H. Perry