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Bending Strength of Guadua Bamboo

Working Papers
Bending Strength of Guadua Bamboo

Author:

R. Gnanaharan; Jules J.A. Janssen

Publisher:

INBAR

Year:

1994

Pages:

24

Keywords:

bamboo, evaluation, guide, methods

Bamboo, the fastest growing woody plant, has attracted the attention of not only biologists but also engineers and architects. Strength data are lacking for most species. Even available data are difficult to compare because different testing procedures have been used by different authors. Standardizing the testing procedures is essential to eventually arrive at a Bamboo Building Code. Towards this objective, a collaborative study between the Kerala Forest Research Institute, India (KFRI) and the Technical University of Eindhoven, the Netherlands (TUE) was undertaken.

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