Strength analysis of bamboo by microscopic investigation of bamboo fibre

Research output: Journal Publications and Reviews (RGC: 21, 22, 62)21_Publication in refereed journal

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Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1532-1535
Journal / PublicationConstruction and Building Materials
Volume22
Issue number7
Publication statusPublished - Jul 2008

Abstract

This paper presents the mechanical properties of two bamboo species, namely Mao Zhu and Kao Zhu, which are commonly used for scaffolding in Southern China. Variations of the compressive strength against the physical properties of bamboo along the culms for both bamboo species were compared. A correlation of the average number of vascular bundle to the compressive strength of both bamboo species was developed. Findings indicate that the compressive strength of both Kao Zhu and Mao Zhu ranged between 45 and 65 N/mm2 and the compressive strength of top section bamboo was higher than the bottom section. The fibre area of the top section bamboo was also found to be greater than bottom section bamboo from microstructure count of the sclerenchyma fibre within the vascular bundle of bamboo section. The microscopic examination of sclerenchyma fibre of bamboo section can be an alternative measure of the strength of bamboo for construction use. © 2007 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

Research Area(s)

  • Bamboo, Fibre, Microstructure, Strength

Citation Format(s)

Strength analysis of bamboo by microscopic investigation of bamboo fibre. / Lo, Tommy Y.; Cui, H. Z.; Tang, P. W C; Leung, H. C.

In: Construction and Building Materials, Vol. 22, No. 7, 07.2008, p. 1532-1535.

Research output: Journal Publications and Reviews (RGC: 21, 22, 62)21_Publication in refereed journal