Accession Number:

AD0685824

Title:

EXPEDIENT REINFORCEMENT FOR CONCRETE FOR USE IN SOUTHEAST ASIA. REPORT 1. PRELIMINARY TESTS OF BAMBOO

Descriptive Note:

Technical rept.

Corporate Author:

ARMY ENGINEER WATERWAYS EXPERIMENT STATION VICKSBURG MS

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1969-02-01

Pagination or Media Count:

141.0

Abstract:

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.

Subject Categories:

  • Laminates and Composite Materials
  • Structural Engineering and Building Technology

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE