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Potential Use of Bamboo Reinforced Concrete Beams towards Sustainable Construction

Tan, Khye Fang and Chin, Siew Choo and Doh, Shu Ing and Jolius, Gimbun and Mohd Tamizi, Mustafa (2017) Potential Use of Bamboo Reinforced Concrete Beams towards Sustainable Construction. In: Civil Engineering and Urban Planning: Proceedings of the 5th International Conference on Civil Engineering and Urban Planning (CEUP2016) , 23-26 August 2016 , Xi'an, China. pp. 456-467.. ISBN 978-981-3225-22-0

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Bamboo is a natural resource that has the potential to be a substitute of steel reinforcement in reinforced concrete. This paper presents a study on the mechanical properties of bamboo as well as the behaviour of bamboo-reinforced concrete beams. Six bamboo samples were tested for compressive strength and tensile tests, respectively. In terms of structural properties, three reinforced concrete beams were tested to failure under four-point bending, which includes a control beam, a fully and partially reinforced beams with bamboo. Results of mechanical properties showed that bamboo with nodes has higher capability to be able to resist compressive loading compared to bamboo without node. On the other hand, tensile results revealed that bamboo splint managed to achieve 12.5% of the stress of high yield steel with comparable strain value. Results of structural properties showed that beam reinforced with bamboo can achieve approximately 46% of the beam capacity of the steel reinforced beam. Bamboo reinforced concrete beams failed in a brittle manner under bending with vertical cracks in the tension zone.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Lecture)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Bamboo; Potential; Reinforced Concrete Beams; Steel
Subjects: T Technology > TA Engineering (General). Civil engineering (General)
Faculty/Division: Faculty of Civil Engineering & Earth Resources
Centre of Excellence: Centre of Excellence for Advanced Research in Fluid Flow
Depositing User: P. M. Dr. Jolius Gimbun
Date Deposited: 01 Feb 2018 07:16
Last Modified: 01 Feb 2018 07:17
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