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Experimental Study on the Bending Properties of Grouting Butt Joints Reinforced by Steel Plate Embedded in Bamboo Tube

Ting Huang, Xin Zhuo*
College of Civil Engineering and Architecture, Zhejiang University, Hangzhou, 310058, China
* Corresponding Author: Xin Zhuo. Email:
(This article belongs to this Special Issue: Bio-based/Degradable Materials towards A Sustainable Future)

Journal of Renewable Materials 2022, 10(4), 993-1005. https://doi.org/10.32604/jrm.2022.017373

Received 06 May 2021; Accepted 17 June 2021; Issue published 02 November 2021

Abstract

The construction of grouting butt joints of bamboo tubes is simple and efficient. However, when the joint is bent, the low tensile strength of the mortar easily leads to cracking of the mortar prior to the failure of the bamboo tube. In this paper, a comparative test of the bending capacity was performed on grouting butt joints reinforced by nonperforated, fully perforated, and semiperforated steel plates embedded in bamboo tubes to obtain the load-displacement curves and ultimate bearing capacity of various specimens. The strengthening effect of CFRP pasted on bamboo tubes was also studied. The results show that the opening at the end of the steel plate is beneficial to resist the slip between the mortar and steel plate, while the complete section in the middle of the steel plate is conducive to making full use of the tensile strength of the steel plate. Therefore, it is best to insert the semiperforated steel plate with openings in the end and without openings in the middle into the mortar to enhance the bending properties of the grouting butt joint, which can make the failure mode of the joint change from brittle failure of mortar to ductile compression failure of bamboo tube. In addition, pasting CFRP sheets on the external wall of the bamboo tube helps to reduce the tensile stress of the mortar, while increasing the width of the steel plate can increase the bending moment of inertia of the mixture of the steel plate and mortar. These two complementary measures are very effective in delaying the cracking of the bamboo tube and improving the bending capacity of the joint.

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Experimental Study on the Bending Properties of Grouting Butt Joints Reinforced by Steel Plate Embedded in Bamboo Tube

Keywords

Bamboo tube; butt joint; grouting connection; perforated steel plate; enhancement measure

Cite This Article

Huang, T., Zhuo, X. (2022). Experimental Study on the Bending Properties of Grouting Butt Joints Reinforced by Steel Plate Embedded in Bamboo Tube. Journal of Renewable Materials, 10(4), 993–1005.



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