Modern Bamboo Structures - Proceedings of the First International Conference

By Yan Xiao
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Number Of Pages: 312
Publication Date: 2008-08-12
ISBN-10 / ASIN: 041547597X
ISBN-13 / EAN: 9780415475976

Book Description:
Bamboo materials are well available in the world. Bamboo has
much shorter maturity than trees, thus can be harvested with
shorter cycles of plantation. Despite the fact that human
society has a long history of using bamboo, there is still a
lack of modern and industrialized application of bamboo
materials in construction. Promoting the application of bamboo
in construction could provide a potential solution to the
sustainable, green and environment-friendly development of
construction industry."Modern Bamboo Structures" is the first
of its kind covering the applications of bamboo materials in
modern structures. The following topics are covered in this
book: properties of bamboo materials and components; design,
experimental testing, and analysis of bamboo structures and
components; modern bamboo buildings and bridges; composites of
bamboo, timber and other materials; bamboo reinforced concrete;
comparative studies of timber and bamboo structures; adhesives,
joints, and engineered bamboo products; environmental,
sustainability and ecological issues; and, structural and
constructional applications of other natural and non-conventional
materials.These proceedings of the First International Conference
on Modern Bamboo Structures (ICBS-2007, Changsha, China, 28-30
October 2007) include the state-of-the-art on materials, design,
analysis, testing, manufacturing, and construction of modern
bamboo structures. "Modern Bamboo Structures" will be essential
for researchers, engineers and administrators involved in
structural engineering, civil engineering, agriculture engineering,
forestry, environmental engineering and urban development.

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