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Structural Integrity Assessment of Bamboo for Construction Purposes

Awoyera, P. O. and Adesina, Adeyemi (2017) Structural Integrity Assessment of Bamboo for Construction Purposes. In: Reference Module in Materials Science and Materials Engineering. Elsevier.

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The experience of failures in buildings during construction or service life is one thing that constructors ultimately want to avoid. However, apart from other factors, this can only be possible by ascertaining the structural integrity of sensitive materials used for construction. In this article, the structural integrity assessment of bamboo for construction purposes is considered. It is a norm that different materials perform differently under certain loading and environmental conditions. In the case of bamboo, it possesses excellent mechanical properties compared with some other commonly used construction materials. However, the use of bamboo for construction needs to be standardized. Bamboo is deficient in resisting attacks from termites, beetles, and fungus; therefore, there is a need to adequately treat bamboo when it is to be used in critical structural systems.

Item Type: Book Section
Subjects: T Technology > TA Engineering (General). Civil engineering (General)
T Technology > TH Building construction
Divisions: Faculty of Engineering, Science and Mathematics > School of Civil Engineering and the Environment
Depositing User: Engr. Paul Awoyera
Date Deposited: 17 Nov 2017 16:09
Last Modified: 17 Nov 2017 16:09

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