Shear Behavior of Notched Connection for Glubam-Geopolymer Concrete Composite Structures: Experimental Investigation


  • Yulin Zhan Southwest Jiaotong University
  • Wenfeng Huang Southwest Jiaotong University
  • Ruizhe Si Southwest Jiaotong University
  • Tianyu Xiang Xihua University
  • Liuqing Hao Zigong Academy of Urban Planning & Design Co. Ltd


Glubam, Geopolymer concrete, Composite structures, Notched connection, Shear-bearing capacity, Slip modulus


The glubam (glue-laminated bamboo)-geopolymer concrete composite (BGCC) structure is a possible way to achieve sustainable construction due to its combination of renewable resources and industrial waste. This study combined glubam and geopolymer concrete in composite structures and investigated the shear behavior of BGCC structures with notched connections. Four groups of push-out tests were designed to evaluate the influence of the number of notches and screws on the slip modulus and shear capacity. The results showed that the composite structures with notched connections failed first due to shear cracking at the interface notch. The double-notch specimens increased the shear capacity by 54% compared to single-notch specimens. The shearing bearing capacity rose by 35% on average as a screw increased in a single notch. The ductility and slip modulus were influenced primarily by the screws, with each extra screw in a single notch increasing the slip modulus by 21% in each stage. Based on the test results, a modified formula was proposed to predict the shear-bearing capacity of notched connections in BGCC structures. This study provides comparison data for further studies in the long-term behavior of BGCC structures.






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