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Impact of the Nodal and Internodal Sections on the Strength Properties of Bamboo

Fagbenle, Olabosipo I. and Lawal, Akinloye F. (2000) Impact of the Nodal and Internodal Sections on the Strength Properties of Bamboo. Engineering and Technology Journal Nigerian Society of Engineers llesa Branch, 1 (2). pp. 35-44.

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Abstract

The structural use of bamboo as a material of construction demands for the deeper study of the mechanical properties of the culm as regards its nodal and internodal sections. Most literatures have concentrated majorly on the use of bamboo as reinforcement in low modulus concrete with little or' no regard on the other factors that affect its structural performance This study therefore investigates the influence of nodal and internodal sections on the strength properties of bamboo The results indicate that the average compress1ve stress was 59.4 N/mm= for the internodal section-and 66 .09 N/mm- for the nodal section. The average flexural stresses were 35.78 Nmm- and 46.44 N/mm: respectively for the internodal and nodal sections the average modulus of elasticity was between~ 2.68 and 8.22. x "164 N/ mm= for the nodal section. It is concluded that the strength of bamboo culm is a function of the nodal and internodal sections and that nodal section has higher strength when compared with the internodal section

Item Type: Article
Subjects: T Technology > TH Building construction
Divisions: Faculty of Engineering, Science and Mathematics > School of Civil Engineering and the Environment
Depositing User: Mr Solomon Bayoko
Date Deposited: 06 Jan 2015 11:00
Last Modified: 06 Jan 2015 11:00
URI: http://eprints.covenantuniversity.edu.ng/id/eprint/3228

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