Development of grading methods for round bamboo

Author: Suneina Jangra

Date published

30 August 2019

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Development of grading methods for round bamboo

Date published

30 August 2019

Author

Suneina Jangra

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Free

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Author

Suneina Jangra

This poster describes a project to research the extremely variable physical properties of bamboo and predict the structural capacity of individual ‘culms’.

Research funded by: 2015/16 MSc Research Grant
Poster: Ms Suneina Jangra
University: Coventry University

Summary:

The project aimed to:

  1. Correlate one or more easily measurable physical or mechanical property through simple, rapid, non-destructive tests to one or more flexural strength properties of a particular bamboo species
  2. Establish key indicating properties from which flexural properties can be estimated
  3. Propose a classification system for dry round bamboo based on the relationships established between indicating properties and flexural properties
  4. Investigate the reliability, simplicity, cost and speed of the proposed grading and classification method

Tests resulted in promising correlations between the measured physical and mechanical properties and the flexural properties determined from destructive testing.

Additional information

Format:
PDF
Publisher:
IStructE

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Research & Innovation Report Grants Bamboo Climate change

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