EXPEDIENT REINFORCEMENT FOR CONCRETE FOR USE IN SOUTHEAST ASIA. REPORT 1. PRELIMINARY TESTS OF BAMBOO
ARMY ENGINEER WATERWAYS EXPERIMENT STATION VICKSBURG MS
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The report summarizes the preliminary results of a study of the feasibility of using bamboo as an expedient reinforcement for temporary, reinforced concrete structures. The report contains an extensive review of the literature, a description of the test procedures, results of an investigation of the most important engineering properties of bamboo, descriptions of tests of 26 bamboo-reinforced structural elements 20 simply supported beams with 6-ft 1. 83-m spans, and 6 simply supported two-way slabs of varying length, width, and depth, and conclusions and tentative recommendations for the design of bamboo- reinforced structures.
- Laminates and Composite Materials
- Structural Engineering and Building Technology