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The toughness contribution of bamboo node to the Mode I interlaminar fracture toughness of bamboo

Articles

Journal/Conference:

WOOD SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY

Language:

English

Author:

Wang Fuli; Wu Yijun; Wu Dong

Experts:

Shao Zhuoping

Year:

2014

Volume:

48

Issue:

6

Pages:

1257-1268

Bamboo is a kind of biological composite reinforced by unidirectional long fibers. The cleavage strength along grain of bamboo internode is low; however, the existence of bamboo node can hinder the propagation of interlaminar crack to make up for the defect of weak opening mode fracture toughness along interlamination. In this article, the double cantilever beam method was applied to test the Mode I interlaminar fracture toughness of Moso bamboo internode specimens and specimens with node to study the difference of the Mode I interlaminar fracture toughness between Moso bamboo internode specimens and specimens with node. The results are shown as follows: the Mode I interlaminar fracture toughness of Moso bamboo internode specimens was = 498 J/m(2) (SD = 65 J/m(2)); the Mode I interlaminar fracture toughness of Moso bamboo specimens with node was = 1,431 J/m(2) (SD = 198 J/m(2)). It can be seen that the Mode I interlaminar fracture toughness of bamboo specimens with node was higher than that of bamboo internode specimens, and the toughness contribution of node to bamboo Mode I interlaminar fracture toughness was 1.87 times. The conclusion was drawn that bamboo node can contribute a lot to hinder the interlaminar fracture of bamboo.