Elastic response of cross-laminated engineered bamboo panels subjected to in-plane loading

Archila, H. F., Rhead, A., Ansell, M. P., Walker, P. and Lizarazo-Marriaga, J. and University of Bath, UK, Amphibia BASE, UK, Universidad Nacional de Colombia, BRE Centre for Innovative Construction Materials, Department of Architecture and Civil Engineering, University of Bath, Bath, UK (2017) Elastic response of cross-laminated engineered bamboo panels subjected to in-plane loading. Proceedings of the Institution of Civil Engineers - Construction Materials. ISSN 1747-650X Available from: http://eprints.uwe.ac.uk/39723

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Novel cross-laminated bamboo panels comprising three and five layers (G-XLam3 and G-XLam5) were tested in compression along the main (0°) and the transverse (90°) directions. Linear variable differential transformer (LVDT) and non-contact three-dimensional digital image correlation (DIC) measuring techniques were used separately to measure deformation in the elastic region, and the elastic moduli, EpC,0 and EpC,90, were derived. Mean elastic modulus values obtained using LVDTs exhibited a good match with analytically predicted values. In contrast, the elastic values obtained by the DIC method were considerably higher and presented a considerable scatter of results. For instance, the EpC,0 for G-XLam3 and G-XLam5 panels were 17·22 and 15·67 GPa, and 14·86 and 12·48 GPa, using the DIC and LVDT methods, respectively. In general, G-XLam panels with a fifth of the cross-sectional thickness and twice the density of analogous cross-laminated timber exhibited an approximately two-fold increase in EpC,0 and EpC,90. Overall, this research provides guidelines for the assessment and standardisation of the testing procedures for similar engineered bamboo products using contact and non-contact methods and highlights the potential of using G-XLam panels in stiffness-driven applications and in combination with wood for structural purposes.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: This is the author's accepted manuscript. The final published version is available here: https://doi.org/10.1680/jcoma.16.00080.
Uncontrolled Keywords: materials technology; strength & testing of materials; timber structures; bamboo; engineered bamboo; timber; digital image correlation
Faculty/Department: Faculty of Environment and Technology
Depositing User: Dr H. F. Archila
Date Deposited: 04 Mar 2019 15:43
Last Modified: 26 Mar 2019 15:25
URI: http://eprints.uwe.ac.uk/id/eprint/39723


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