Experimental Determination of Tensile Properties of Bamboo Structure
This paper presents a summary of studies on through thickness variation of mechanical properties viz; modulus,
strength and percentage elongation in bamboos. Tensile tests were conducted on thin axial strips of bamboo cut in radial
direction. It is found that bamboo is stronger on the outside (in all respects) than in the inner regions. This variation is
according to the stresses caused in the bamboo to withstand the environmental forces it is subjected to, showing that bamboo
is a nearly perfect naturally engineered functionally graded material and structure.
Keywords - Bamboo, Debonding, Fracture, Functionally Graded Material, Strength