Structural use of bamboo. Part 1: Introduction to bamboo

Author: S. Kaminski (Arup Advanced Technology & Research), A. Lawrence (Arup Advanced Technology & Research) and D. Trujillo (Coventry University)

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1 August 2016

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Structural use of bamboo. Part 1: Introduction to bamboo

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S. Kaminski (Arup Advanced Technology & Research), A. Lawrence (Arup Advanced Technology & Research) and D. Trujillo (Coventry University)
Date published
1 August 2016
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Author

S. Kaminski (Arup Advanced Technology & Research), A. Lawrence (Arup Advanced Technology & Research) and D. Trujillo (Coventry University)

Date published

1 August 2016

Author

S. Kaminski (Arup Advanced Technology & Research), A. Lawrence (Arup Advanced Technology & Research) and D. Trujillo (Coventry University)

Price

Standard: £9 + VAT
Members/Subscribers: Free

This article provides an introduction to bamboo and the physical characteristics that are relevant to structural design.

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Bamboo is a strong, fast growing and very sustainable material, having been used structurally for thousands of years in many parts of the world. In modern times, it has the potential to be an aesthetically pleasing and low-cost alternative to more conventional materials, such as timber, as demonstrated by some visually impressive recent structures.

This five-part technical series will bring together current knowledge and best practice on the structural use of bamboo, covering:

• an introduction to bamboo (part 1)
• durability and preservation (part 2)
• design values (part 3)
• element design equations (part 4)
• connections (part 5)

The series is aimed at both developed- and developing-world contexts.

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PDF
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4
Publisher:
The Institution of Structural Engineers

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Structural use of bamboo Technical Issue 8

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