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Structural applications of bamboo


Sk. Abdus Salam, and Abang Ali, Abang Abdullah and Yap, Chee Lin (1990) Structural applications of bamboo. Jurnal Institusi Jurutera Malaysia, 45. pp. 8-21. ISSN 0126-513X


This experimental study to determine the structural application of Malaysian bamboo is divided into three main parts, namely a study on the physical and mechanical properties of three selected species of bamboo, testing of four types of bamboo connectors in king-post trusses and two mono-pitch trusses for buildinqs, Of the four bamboo connectors tested it was found that the bolted plywood bamboo connector showed better strength results, The other types of bamboo connectors tested suffered considerable slip at the joints. The monopitch bamboo truss is of sufficient strength to be utilized for house construction. A spacing of up to two metres could be used it the trusses are to carry a corrugated asbestos roof over a span of 4.5 metres.

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Item Type: Article
Divisions: Universiti Pertanian Malaysia
Faculty of Engineering
Publisher: Institusi Jurutera Malaysia
Keywords: Bamboo; Malaysia
Depositing User: Azhar Abdul Rahman
Date Deposited: 16 Jun 2015 07:57
Last Modified: 16 Jun 2015 07:57
URI: http://psasir.upm.edu.my/id/eprint/38745
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