Mechanical and fracture properties of bamboo


Low, , IM and Che, , ZY and Latella, , BA and Sim, , KS (2006) Mechanical and fracture properties of bamboo. FRACTURE OF MATERIALS: MOVING FORWARDS, 312. pp. 15-20. ISSN 1013-9826

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The microstructure, mechanical, impact and fracture properties of Australian bamboo have been investigated. The graded composition and property has been confirmed by depth-profiles obtained by synchrotron radiation diffraction and Vickers indentation. The mechanical performance of bamboo is stronly dependent on age. Results showed that young bamboo has higher strength, elastic stiffness and fracture toughness than its old counterpart. Both crack-deflection and crack-bridging are the major energy dissipative processes for imparting a high toughness in bamboo.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: Q Science > Q Science (General)
Divisions: Faculty of Information Science and Technology (FIST)
Depositing User: Ms Rosnani Abd Wahab
Date Deposited: 10 Aug 2011 06:55
Last Modified: 10 Aug 2011 06:55


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