Paper Title
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