Vol. 2, Issue 2 (2018)
Experimental investigation on flexural behaviour of bamboo reinforced concrete members
Author(s): Kavitha S, Dr. T Felix kala
Abstract: The indiscriminate infrastructural growth is leading to rapid environmental degradation. Steel, cement, synthetic polymers and metal alloys used for construction activities are energy intensive as well as cause environmental pollution during their entire life cycle. In order to quantify the energy and savings potential by applying best available technologies like bamboo for engineering applications. Bamboo is chosen, since it is neither a grass nor plant which is sustainable with a property of high strength and carbon sequestration. In this project an attempt is going to do for predicting the flexural behavior of bamboo reinforced concrete. Bamboo is used as reinforcement in concrete by determining the various physical and mechanical properties of bamboo. The investigations conducted for the tested types of bamboo are evaluated using the same accept criteria as that of steel. This study investigates the flexural strength and load deformation of behavior of BRC by experientially and In general the strength of bamboo is as high as mild steel while, their density is as low as carbon fiber its used as reinforcement in the concrete.