Mechanical properties on bamboo

Latit, D.K (2010) Mechanical properties on bamboo. [Project Report] (Unpublished)

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Abstract

Bamboo can be categorized as the strongest growing woody plant on earth due to the high specific modulus, higher strength and higher compressive strength. In this work, bamboo specimens were impregnated with polyvinyl alcohol (PVA) and Sodium hydroxide (NaOH) for the chemical treatment. The vacuum-pressure has been used to impregnate the sample. Bamboo treatment was characterized using Fourier Transform Infrared (FTIR) Spectroscopy. Compression bending test is conducted on bamboo treated with different type of bamboo based on the direction. Young’s modulus and flexural stress are measured. Impregnation of bamboo sample was confirmed through FTIR. The work also deals with water absorption. Based on the results, the bamboo treated has higher Young’s modulus and low rate water absorption.

Item Type: Project Report
Additional Information: Project Report (B.Sc.) -- Universiti Malaysia Sarawak, 2010.
Uncontrolled Keywords: Bamboo, Mechanical properties, Engineering, UNIMAS, 2010, research, undergraduate, Universiti Malaysia Sarawak, university, universiti, Borneo, Malaysia, Sarawak, Kuching, Samarahan, IPTA, education
Subjects: T Technology > TJ Mechanical engineering and machinery
Divisions: Academic Faculties, Institutes and Centres > Faculty of Engineering
Depositing User: Karen Kornalius
Date Deposited: 27 Aug 2014 06:44
Last Modified: 23 Mar 2015 07:21
URI: http://ir.unimas.my/id/eprint/4586

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