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Bolts connection technique of bamboo in construction work

Salim, Salman and Mat Nor, Ahmad Hakimi and Sanik, Mohd Erwan and Osman, Mohammad Hairi and Abdullah, Mohd Sufyan and Sarif, Abd Sukor (2017) Bolts connection technique of bamboo in construction work. IOSR Journal of Mechanical and Civil Engineering (IOSRJMCE), 14 (4). pp. 54-60. ISSN 22781684

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The construction industry is increasingly developing and growing rapidly with more advanced technologies. The world timber demand is increasing at a rapid rate but the timber supply is however depleting. It has been found through research that bamboo can suitably replace timber and other materials in constructions. This study was conducted to investigate the structural strength of bamboo connections involving only spliced joint and compared with control samples strength of bamboo which were not connected. Bending test was conducted on four types of bamboo connection structures which werehalf-lapped splice joint using 3 bolts, half-lapped splice joint using 2 bolts, side plate splice joint, sleeves and insert joint and control sample bamboo. Every connection had six samples to determine the structural strength of the bamboo connection. From the tests conducted, the maximum load that can be borne by the bamboo structure and the bending ofthe bamboo structure will be obtained. Data were compared with the theoretical calculation based on the study of Janssen's. The connection structure that can bear maximum load was sleeves and inserts which was 5.997 kN. The control samples bamboo maximum load was 4.504 kN. Meanwhile, half-lapped splice joint using 3 bolts and 2 bolts were 4.789 kN and 4.04 kN. Structural connections that carriedthe lowest load was side plate splice joint which was only 2.659 kN.Compared with the bending moment of Janssen’s theory, all the connections did not exceed the maximum allowable bending moment. This showed that the study was in accordance with the standards approved by Janssen's theory. The study found that the structure of connections that can be used in the construction work was sleeves and inserts.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Bamboo; bending test; connections
Subjects: T Technology > TH Building construction > TH1-844 Building construction
Divisions: Centre of Diploma Studies > Department of Civil Engineering
Depositing User: Mr. Mohammad Shaifulrip Ithnin
Date Deposited: 16 Oct 2018 00:57
Last Modified: 16 Oct 2018 00:57
URI: http://eprints.uthm.edu.my/id/eprint/10505
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