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Experimental Studies on Glue-laminated Bamboo Trusses

Articles

Journal/Conference:

ADVANCES IN CIVIL INFRASTRUCTURE ENGINEERING, PTS 1 AND 2

Language:

English

Author:

Shan Bo

Experts:

Chen Guo; Xiao Yan

Year:

2013

Volume:

639-640

Pages:

757-762

Keywords:

glue-laminated bamboo; glubann; trusses; stiffness; strength

Prefabricated light-frame bamboo trusses are widely used in light-frame construction as the main vertical load-carrying elements in roof and floor systems because of their long-span capabilities, ease of use, versatile configuration, rapid installation, and competitive cost. This paper presents experimental studies on glue-laminated bamboo trusses. Six full-scale model trusses with two types of configuration and sizes were tested to failure under gradually increased vertical load. The failure of the model trusses was caused by lateral buckling of the top chords. Tests show that the modem glue-laminated bamboo trusses have adequate stiffness and strength.