Why Bamboo is more Stronger than Steel Reinforcement?

Hello Friends, In this article today I will discuss about Bamboo which we can use in construction works, and why bamboo is more stronger than steel reinforcement so, Let’s get start.

Bamboo is Stronger than Steel

Bamboo has quite high tensile strength. It is comparable with steel.

Apart from this, bamboo has an impermeable protective layer on the outer side which protects it from rotting due to water, which is a major problem for almost all organic material.

Use of Bamboo and its strength 

Now in civil engineering many people are using bamboo  in place of steel for reinforcement, but bamboo is an excellent choice for reinforcement in concrete because of its higher strength as compared to steel by weight, the tensile strength  Bamboo’s tensile strength is roughly 28,000 per square inch versus steel’s 23,000.

Bamboo is stronger more than 6 times of steel reinforcement,

On comparison, the energy needed to produce steel is almost 50 times that of this natural product. In tensile load application, results shown by bamboo are exciting because the ratio of tensile strength to specific weight of bamboo is six times greater than steel.

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    Agoro Abiodun

    (May 2, 2018 - 9:23 am)

    It should also be borne in mind that bamboo does not have a rough surface compared to steel, this in turns will tend to reduce its bond formation with concrete as against steel


    (May 2, 2018 - 9:28 am)

    If it is so then why people are not using baboo in place of steel??
    Secondly looking to demand of steel , it xan be manufactured in desire quantity while bamboo is a natural resource and can be used up quickly.


      (May 2, 2018 - 2:02 pm)

      It should also be noted that bamboo have lower yield strength as compared to reinforcement, ie bamboo is a brittle materials which are not recommended for reinforced structures

    Hrishikesh Sethy

    (May 2, 2018 - 3:27 pm)

    We are leading manufacturer of construction products ,in India . like cover blocks ,tilebeadings, corner guards, plastering mesh..it’s very useful for us being together..

    Arpan Subba

    (May 3, 2018 - 3:51 am)

    There are mnay types of bamboo. Which type of bamboo is suitable. Please recommend.


    (May 3, 2018 - 12:47 pm)

    Please I want to check the bibliography where says “the tensile strength Bamboo’s tensile strength is roughly 28,000 per square inch versus steel’s 23,000” ….

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