ANALYSIS OF BAMBOO REINFORCED CONCRETE COLUMN
Bamboo being a grass and botanically belongs to family “Poaceae”. It completes its growth within month’s time and gets mature within 3 years. In Maharashtra it is commonly named as “velu”. Species of bamboo change as per topography and climatic conditions. It has good tensile and compression strength. As per review dendrocalamus strictus, bambusa vulgaris schard are species of bamboo which has highest value of tensile and compression strength. This paper represents design and testing of Bamboo reinforced concrete column to be casted with bamboo reinforcement varying from 2.5 % to 4 % at an increment of 0.5 with 3 rectangular specimen of size 230 x 150 x 750 mm3, 3 specimen of square column 150 x 150 x 750 mm3 and 230 mm diameter and 750 mm length 3 circular specimens for each increment in reinforcement. Above mentioned column are compared with steel reinforced concrete column of similar dimension, numbers and shape with minimum steel reinforcement as mentioned in IS 456: 2000. The specimens are tested in UTM.
Ajinkya Kaware, Prof. U.R.Awari, Prof. M.R.Wakchaure