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Limit States for Bamboo Strips Bolted to Timber Members

Platt, Shawn (2016) Limit States for Bamboo Strips Bolted to Timber Members. Master's Thesis, University of Pittsburgh. (Unpublished)

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This paper presents an experimental program investigating the application of a laminated engineered bamboo strip material as an alternative means of repairing or retrofitting damaged timber structural members. This research involves the determination of characteristic properties including the open-hole tension capacity and the effects of staggered open-holes on the capacity of the engineered bamboo strip product. Limit states identified include gross and net section tension capacities, splitting and shear capacities of bolted connections and the effects of staggering bolts. The bamboo strips displayed reliable patterns of material behaviour. The application of the bamboo strip material is introduced in a pilot study repairing and reinforcing notched timber members.


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Item Type: University of Pittsburgh ETD
Status: Unpublished
CreatorsEmailPitt UsernameORCID
Platt, Shawn slp71@pitt.eduSLP710000-0003-1837-4572
ETD Committee:
TitleMemberEmail AddressPitt UsernameORCID
Committee ChairHarries, Kent KHARRIES@pitt.eduKHARRIES
Committee MemberBrigham, Johnbrigham@pitt.eduBRIGHAM
Committee MemberYu, Qiangqiy15@pitt.eduQIY15
Date: 25 January 2016
Date Type: Publication
Defense Date: 23 November 2015
Approval Date: 25 January 2016
Submission Date: 25 November 2015
Access Restriction: No restriction; Release the ETD for access worldwide immediately.
Number of Pages: 114
Institution: University of Pittsburgh
Schools and Programs: Swanson School of Engineering > Civil and Environmental Engineering
Degree: MS - Master of Science
Thesis Type: Master's Thesis
Refereed: Yes
Uncontrolled Keywords: Bamboo, Limit States, Bolted, Engineered Bamboo, Lap Splice, Open Hole Capacity, Repairs, Sustainability
Date Deposited: 25 Jan 2016 15:39
Last Modified: 15 Nov 2016 14:31


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