Vol.06. Nos.1 - 2 (2007) pp.81-87

Creep behaviour of Bambusa blumeana in bending

Authors:Janssen, J.J.A

Abstract:Long-tenn bending tests on Bambusa blumeana culms with a free span of 4.5 m have been perfonned to study the creep (defonnation under long-tenn loading) in bending. The Burger's model has been used to describe the results and the parameters have been determined. Influence of the diaphragm and the outer skin of the culm and relative humidity (RH) on creep has been studied.

Keywords:bending strength; creep; models; relative humidity; stems; strength testing.

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