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Strength models of bamboo scrimber for compressive properties

Articles

Journal/Conference:

JOURNAL OF WOOD SCIENCE

Language:

English

Author:

Shangguan Weiwei; Xing Xinting; Zhao Rongjun

Experts:

Zhong Yong; Ren Haiqing

Year:

2015

Volume:

61

Issue:

2

Pages:

120-127

Keywords:

Bamboo scrimber; Compressive properties; Failure modes; Strength model

Ten groups of bamboo scrimber samples between 0A degrees (parallel to the grain) and 90A degrees (perpendicular to the grain) were chosen for compression test. The effect of different angles between load and grain on compressive properties of bamboo scrimber was studied. Fold failure, shearing failure and crushing failure were observed at 0-10A degrees, 20-50A degrees and 60-90A degrees, respectively. From 0 to 90A degrees, average ultimate strength and proportional limit strength decreased from 133.4 to 25.7 MPa and 113.9 to 14.9 MPa. The predictive accuracy of the Hankinson formula was higher comparing to the result of GB 50005 formula. The Norris criterion was inclusive for the majority of the testing values, making it secure during application. Furthermore, compressive properties could be predicted using maximum stress theory, which adequately explained the cause of different failure types for longitudinal compression strength, shear strength and transverse compressive strength. The study of strength models now provides a theoretical foundation for the rational use of bamboo scrimber.