Bamboo as an engineering material

Topics: Bamboo, Strength of materials, Phyllostachys Pages: 157 (25668 words) Published: October 9, 2014
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EDITORS

Dr Jules Janssen
Dr G. Boughton
Dr N.S. Adkoli
Mr M.P. Ranjan
Dr Cherla B. Sastry
Dr PM. Ganapathy
Dr 1. V. Ramanuja Rao
Dr K. Ghavami
Mr K. Ravindran

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Bamboo As An Engineering Material An Annotated Bibliography Editorial Board
Dr Jules Janssen
University of Technology

Dr P.M. Ganapathy
Director

Den Dolech 2,
P.O. Box 513,
5600 MB Eindhoven

Indian Plywood Industries
Research Inst.
Post Box No. 2273

The Netherlands

Bangalore 560 022,
India

Dr G. Boughton
School of Civil Engineering
Curtin University of Technology
GPO Box U1987
Perth WA 6001

Australia

Dr N.S. Adkoli
Executive Director
Bamboo Society of India
23-24 Mezzanine Floor

Jayanagar Shopping Complex
Bangalore 560 011
India

Dr I.V. Ramanuja Rao*
IDRC Bamboo and Rattan
Network Coordinator

General Manager
Palm Grove Nurseries,
Bangalore
India
(*Formerly of Department of
Botany, University of Delhi, India)
Dr K. Ghavami

Departamento de Engenharia Civil
Pontificia Universidade Catoloca do
Rio de Janeiro Pue-Rio
R. Marques de S. Vicente 225
Gavea Rio de Janeiro
CEP 22453,
Brasil

Mr M.P. Ranjan
Faculty of Industrial Design
National Institute of Design

Paldi Ahmedabad 380 007
India

Mr K. Ravindran*

Mahatma Gandhi University
Kottayam
Kerala,
India
(*Formerly of Kerala Forest Research
Institute, Peechi, India.)

Dr Cherla B. Sastry
Principal Program Officer, Forestry
International Development Research

Centre, Canada
Tanglin P.O. Box 101
Singapore 9124

Note: The Editorial Board wishes to

thank Or N. Manokaran of the
Forest Research Institute Malaysia,
for final editing of the manuscript.

CONTENTS

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Preface
Chapter 1
Physical and mechanical properties

Chapter 2

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Preservation

Chapter 3

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Application in buildings
a) Structural
b) Non-structural

Chapter 4

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Structural reinforcement

Chapter 5

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Panel Products

Chapter 6
Geotechnical applications

87

Chapter 7
Hydraulic applications

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Chapter 8
Bibliographies & handbooks

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Preface

Bamboo to the Eastern man has for ages been the source/fountainhead of a myriad uses. The house he lives in, the bridge he uses, the pipes through which he distributes water, are all made of bamboo. For these applications, he made use of some remarkable properties of bamboo such as its excellent strength. Bamboo is as strong as timber and some species exceed the strongest timbers in strength. At the same time, it is remarkably light. Globally, there is a resurgence of interest in this ancient plant, in this age of information revolution and environmental consciousness. However, modern applications are being discovered everyday, several of which are...

Bibliography: Gamble, J.S. (1896).
Gamble, J.S. (1910).
Gass, S., Drusedau, H. and Hennicke, J. (Eds.) (1985).
Publication IL31, Institute for Lightweight Structures, University of Stuttgart,
Pfaffenwaldring 14, 7000 Stuttgart 80, Germany.
George, J. (1982).
Annotated bibliography on the utilization of agricultural residues and non-wood
fibrous material for the production of panels, 1972-1979
Sept 7-21, 1986: 110.
Hsiung, W.Y. (1986).
In Proceedings of Bamboo Production and Utilization, XVIII IUFRO World
Congress, Ljubljana, Yugoslavia, Sept 7-12, 1986: 4-10.
Janssen, J.J.A. (1980).
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