Creep Analysis of Bamboo Composite for Structural Applications

Hayden Zanker, Ali Rajabipour, Dongsheng Huang, Milad Bazli, Siyuan Tang, Zhaoyan Cui, Jia Zhu, Joel Ryan Kennaway, Luis Herrera Diaz

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    Abstract

    The present study investigates the phenomena of creep in a bamboo composite. The material was tested under tensile and compressive loading and simulated in finite element analysis software to estimate the creep coefficients. The presented findings have displayed the material’s propensity to fail at loads lower than the recorded ultimate strength, as early as 65% of this strength within 100 h, showing the importance of considering creep when designing structural components. Larger resistance to creep was observed under tensile stresses. Coefficients of the time-hardening creep model were estimated, which were found to be different under compression and tension. The findings provide insight into the reliable strength value of the Bamboo Composite. They could be also essential in estimating the long-term deflations in Bamboo Composite structures.
    Original languageEnglish
    Article number711
    Pages (from-to)1-12
    Number of pages12
    JournalPolymers
    Volume15
    Issue number3
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - Feb 2023

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