Analysis of mechanical behaviour of bamboo (Dendrocalamus strictus) by using FEM

N. Chand, M. Shukla, M.K. Sharma

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Tensile strength of bamboo has been experimentally determined parallel and perpendicular to the fibre direction. Different properties are exhibited in two directions in bamboo due to the basic structural difference present in the two directions. Striking differences exist in the distribution of cells within one culm, both horizontally and vertically. Stress and strain values of bamboo under tensile loads are also determined by using the Finite Element Method (FEM) software ABAQUS and the failure load patterns have been generated and analyzed. Flexural strength and deflection in bamboo determined experimentally matches closely with the FEM generated values. © 2008 by The Haworth Press. All rights reserved.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)127-137
Number of pages11
JournalJournal of Natural Fibers
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2008
Externally publishedYes

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  • Dendrocalamus strictus
  • Failure load
  • FEM
  • Finite element method softwares
  • Flexural strength
  • Mechanical behaviour
  • Stress and strain
  • Structural differences
  • Tensile loads, Finite element method
  • Mechanical properties
  • Strength of materials
  • Tensile strength, Bamboo, Dendrocalamus strictus, bamboo fiber
  • finite element analysis
  • loading (testing)
  • mathematical analysis
  • mechanical property
  • stress-strain property
  • tensile property

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