Prospects for a method to infer non-destructively the strength of bamboo: a research proposal

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    Abstract

    This paper commends the merit of the standards that have been published over the last
    decade (e.g. ISO 22156 and NSR-10), but observes that these standards provide limited
    guidance on ways to ensure building material will have adequate strength and stiffness. It is
    recommended that a procedure similar to that used for timber – strength grading – is
    researched, particularly the more efficient ‘machine strength grading’, though visual grading
    for bamboo is discussed too. Evidence is presented that correlations between physical
    properties – that are readily measured through non-destructive tests – and strength properties
    can be inferred for bamboo; hence, in principle machine strength grading could be possible.
    The limitations of the current data are stressed and a research proposal is presented.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationProceedings of 3rd International Conference on Sustainable Construction Materials and Technologies, Kyoto, Japan, Paper E
    Number of pages9
    Volume74
    Publication statusPublished - 2013
    EventInternational Conference on Sustainable Construction Materials and Technologies - Kyoto, Japan
    Duration: 19 Aug 201321 Aug 2013
    Conference number: 3

    Conference

    ConferenceInternational Conference on Sustainable Construction Materials and Technologies
    CountryJapan
    CityKyoto
    Period19/08/1321/08/13

    Keywords

    • bamboo,
    • guadua
    • machine strength grading
    • non-destructive tests

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    Trujillo, D. (2013). Prospects for a method to infer non-destructively the strength of bamboo: a research proposal. In Proceedings of 3rd International Conference on Sustainable Construction Materials and Technologies, Kyoto, Japan, Paper E (Vol. 74)