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Bamboo Test-Kit-In-A-Back Pack (Part II)

Technical Reports
Bamboo Test-Kit-In-A-Back Pack (Part II)

Author:

Kent A. Harries; Rebecca Glucksman

Publisher:

INBAR

Year:

2016

Pages:

13

Keywords:

bamboo, test kit, guide, method, technology, bamboo construction

This report documents the fabrication and use of the ‘Bamboo Test-Kit-in-a-Backpack’ developed by a team of undergraduate engineering students at the University of Pittsburgh. The ‘kit’ is intended for rapid in-the-field assessment of bamboo material properties. Presently the kit supports full-culm com- pression, longitudinal shear (‘bowtie’ test), edge bearing and culm flexural tests. Additionally, it could be further adapted for pin shear tests and a number of small clear specimen tests.

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