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dc.contributor.authorSharma, Ben
dc.contributor.authorKonstantatou, Marinaen
dc.contributor.authorReynolds, Men
dc.contributor.authorRamage, Men
dc.date.accessioned2017-01-26T14:12:24Z
dc.date.available2017-01-26T14:12:24Z
dc.date.issued2015-08-20en
dc.identifier.urihttps://www.repository.cam.ac.uk/handle/1810/262063
dc.description.abstractEngineered bamboo combines the benefits of a natural material with the advantages of a laminated composite, resulting in an efficient, light material well-suited to gridshell structures. Bamboo is a rapidly renewable material that can be harvested every 4-5 years. The round culm can either be used as is or it can be processed into a variety of laminated products. Engineered bamboo is currently promoted as a structural alternative to timber and glue-laminated timber, but also has potential in shell applications. In contrast to short fibre composites, engineered bamboo maintains fibre length and continuity within the raw material for exceptional mechanical properties. The composite section results in a high strength material in compression and tension, with bending properties comparable to timber products. The inherent flexibility of the material has advantages in comparison to timber, allowing for complex designs to be achieved. The present work explores the substitution of engineered bamboo in existing gridshells with a comparison to the original timber structure. As dowelled connections are key components at the boundary of gridshells, their potential for use with bamboo is also explored.
dc.titleEngineered bamboo for shell structuresen
dc.typeConference Object
prism.endingPage11
prism.publicationDate2015en
prism.publicationNameProceedings of the International Association for Shell and Spatial Structures (IASS)en
prism.startingPage1
dc.identifier.doi10.17863/CAM.7308
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rioxxterms.licenseref.urihttp://www.rioxx.net/licenses/all-rights-reserveden
rioxxterms.licenseref.startdate2015-08-20en
dc.contributor.orcidKonstantatou, Marina [0000-0003-0593-9407]
rioxxterms.typeConference Paper/Proceeding/Abstracten
dc.identifier.urlhttps://www.ingentaconnect.com/content/iass/piass/2015/00002015/00000025/art00013en
pubs.conference-nameInternational Association for Shell and Spatial Structuresen
pubs.conference-start-date2015-08-17en
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rioxxterms.freetoread.startdate2016-08-20


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