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Experimental Investigation on Bamboo as Structural Pile

Publication Type : Conference Paper

Publisher : Sustainable Development Through Engineering Innovations

Source : Sustainable Development Through Engineering Innovations, Springer Singapore, Singapore (2021)

ISBN : 9789811595547

Campus : Coimbatore

School : School of Engineering

Department : Civil

Year : 2021

Abstract : Bamboo is a natural perennial grass, which is easily available and used as a low-cost construction material possesses good compressive and tensile strength. Tests were performed to assess the feasibility of bamboo as a pile in soil. A series of vertical pile load tests were conducted on the model tank setup with cohesionless loose soil inserted with bamboo piles. They were tested by varying the length and diameter of the bamboo for a constant relative density. From the series of tests, increase in diameter and length of bamboo pile increases the load-carrying capacity, but the diameter can be increased up to a limit according to its natural availability. However, the pile length can be increased similarly to friction pile conditions. The results found to be promising in terms of load-carrying capacity. This present investigation demonstrates that bamboo can be effectively used as a piling material in geotechnical practices.

Cite this Research Publication : M. Mayilswamy, Sharma, A. Kumar, Surya M., Jayakrishnan,, Jayaprakash, Y., Sakthipriya,, and Velayudham, A., “Experimental Investigation on Bamboo as Structural Pile”, in Sustainable Development Through Engineering Innovations, Singapore, 2021.

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