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Effects of Temperature on the Compressive Strength Parallel to the Grain of Bamboo Scrimbe

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Research Institute of Wood Industry, Chinese Academy of Forestry, Beijing 100091, China
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International Center for Bamboo and Rattan, Beijing 100102, China
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Academic Editor: Kim L. Pickering
Materials 2016, 9(6), 436; https://doi.org/10.3390/ma9060436
Received: 6 April 2016 / Revised: 23 May 2016 / Accepted: 27 May 2016 / Published: 2 June 2016
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Bio- and Natural-Fiber Composites)
The objective of this study was to investigate the compressive strength parallel to the grain of bamboo scrimber during and after exposure to various temperatures, in a range from 20 to 225 °C. These data were used to provide a basis for the evaluation of the fire performance of bamboo structures. A total of 152 specimens, assembled as group “during-fire” and “post-fire”, were tested during and after exposure to high temperatures. The experimental results indicated that there were significant differences in compressive properties between the “during-fire” and “post-fire” groups. At one temperature level, the compressive strength and modulus of elasticity of the “post-fire” group were significantly higher than those properties of the “during fire” group, but the ductility coefficient was reversed. FTIR analysis results showed that 175 °C was a key turning point, at which thermal decomposition occurred in the cellulose of the bamboo and phenolic resin. View Full-Text
Keywords: compressive strength; bamboo scrimber; temperature compressive strength; bamboo scrimber; temperature
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Zhong, Y.; Ren, H.-Q.; Jiang, Z.-H. Effects of Temperature on the Compressive Strength Parallel to the Grain of Bamboo Scrimbe. Materials 2016, 9, 436. https://doi.org/10.3390/ma9060436

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Zhong Y, Ren H-Q, Jiang Z-H. Effects of Temperature on the Compressive Strength Parallel to the Grain of Bamboo Scrimbe. Materials. 2016; 9(6):436. https://doi.org/10.3390/ma9060436

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Zhong, Yong, Hai-Qing Ren, and Ze-Hui Jiang. 2016. "Effects of Temperature on the Compressive Strength Parallel to the Grain of Bamboo Scrimbe" Materials 9, no. 6: 436. https://doi.org/10.3390/ma9060436

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