Variability in the Mechanical Properties of Cell Walls of Bambusa arundinacea (Retz.) Willd. Based on Nanoindentation Method
Keywords:Bambusa arundinacea (Retz.) Willd., Nanoindentation, Fiber, Indentation modulus of elasticity, Hardness
Bambusa arundinacea (Retz.) Willd. is a large and thorny bamboo species used for construction and scaffolding purposes. Bamboo fibers, which are an important part of bamboo, give bamboo its excellent mechanical properties. The goal of this work was to get more information about fiber in order to learn more about bamboo material. It was tested for different ages, heights, and radial positions using the nanoindentation method. The results showed that the mean values of indentation modulus of elasticity and hardness of this species were 20.79 GPa and 497.01 MPa, respectively, and that the mechanical properties of the fiber cell walls were less affected by the three factors and were generally consistent. In regards to the age factor, it had little effect on the indentation modulus of elasticity, while the hardness increased slightly with age. The indentation modulus of elasticity and hardness tended to increase with increasing height. The fiber strength was relatively stable in different parts of the radial direction.