Apuama

Bamboo as reinforcement of concrete beams

Título

Flexural and shear behaviour of concrete beams reinforced with bamboo

Abstract

The aim of thi paper is to evaluate the feasibility of bamboo strips application as a flexure and shear reinforcement in concrete beams. Culms from Dendrocalamus giganteus were split and employed as reinforcement using rectangular sections of 20 mm width. Experimental analysis of six simply supported  beams subjected to two point loads was carried out up to collapse. The ultimate test loads for the different beams were compared to the loads predicted according to ACI 318 (steel reinforced concrete beams regulation). Finally, a recommendation based on the analysis of the results for the design of such beams is proposed.

Keywords

structural behaviour; sustainable materials; concrete.

Autores

Gisleiva C.S. Ferreira is a Professor at the State University of Campinas – UNICAMP – Brazil. Her researches are in the areas of materials science and environment whose research lines are: mechanical, environmental and economic performance of materials and processes applied to construction with the use of solids wastes; microstructure characterisation of conventional cementitious matrices and solid waste; inspection and monitoring of buildings in service of cultural and historical interest with non-destructive techniques; and evaluation of construction materials mechanical performance used in buildings and in service of historical and cultural interest.

Antonio L. Beraldo is a PhD Professor at the State University of Campinas – UNICAMP – Brazil. His researches are in the areas of materials science and environment whose research lines are: mechanical, environmental and processes applied to construction with the use of solids wastes; and microstructure characterisation of conventional cementitious matrices and solid waste. 336 G.C.S. Ferreira et al.

Armando Lopes Moreno Jr. is a PhD Professor at the State University of Campinas – UNICAMP – Brazil. His researches are in the areas of structural behaviour of concrete and evaluation of construction materials mechanical performance used in buildings.

Augusto Ottoni Bueno da Silva received his PhD at the State University of Campinas – UNICAMP – Brazil. His researches are in the areas of structural behaviour of concrete and evaluation of construction materials mechanical performance used in buildings.

Download

 

Antonio

Licenciado em Matemática (USP-1974), Engenheiro Agrícola (UNICAMP, 1980), Docteur en Sciences du Bois (ENSTIB, Nancy, France, 1994) - o autor possui enorme admiração pela "Dádiva dos Deuses" - o Bambu. Co-autor do livro "Bambu de Corpo e Alma", agora em segunda edição, e administrador do site www.apuama.org, projeto pessoal desenvolvido desde 2009.

Envie comentário

Most popular

Most discussed