Indentation Hardness Test Methods for Bamboo

Xiaomeng Yang, Yuan Chai, Zhengjun Sun, Huanrong Liu, Zehui Jiang

Abstract


Bamboo hardness test standards are not available. This study developed a new test method for bamboo indentation hardness with the U-shaped cylindrical and V-shaped compression heads in bamboo rings with different lengths. The mechanical behaviors of bamboo rings under two kinds of compression heads were analyzed. The results showed that U-shaped indentation hardness and V-shaped indentation hardness were closely correlated with compression strength and that the difference between U-shaped indentation hardness and V-shaped indentation hardness was significant. However, the bamboo rings with different lengths showed no significant difference in indentation hardness.

Keywords


Moso bamboo; Indentation hardness; Compression strength; Behavior

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