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A Review of Experimental Research on the Mode I Fracture Behavior of Bamboo

Yue Chen1,2, Haitao Li1,2,*, Lei Gao3,*, Wei Xu1,2, Rodolfo Lorenzo4, Milan Gaff5,6

1 College of Civil Engineering, Nanjing Forestry University, Nanjing, 210037, China
2 Joint International Research Laboratory for Bio-Composite Building Materials and Structures, Nanjing Forestry University, Nanjing, 210037, China
3 Department of Civil and Airport Engineering, Nanjing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics, Nanjing, 211106, China
4 University College London, London, WC1E 6BT, UK
5 Department of Furniture, Design and Habitat Brno, Mendel University in Brno, Brno, 61300, Czech Republic
6 Czech Technical University in Prague, Faculty of Civil Engineering, Experimental Centre, Thakurova 7, 16629, Czech Republic

* Corresponding Authors: Haitao Li. Email: email; Lei Gao. Email: email

Journal of Renewable Materials 2023, 11(6), 2787-2808.


Bamboo is an eco-friendly material with light weight, high strength, short growth cycle and high sustainability, which is widely used in building structures. Engineered bamboo has further promoted the development of modern bamboo structures due to its unrestricted size and shape. However, as a fiber-reinforced material, fracture damage, especially Mode I fracture damage, becomes the most likely damage mode of its structure, so Mode I fracture characteristics are an important subject in the research of mechanical properties of bamboo. This paper summarizes the current status of experimental research on the Mode I fracture properties of bamboo based on the three-point bending (TPB) method, the single-edge notched beam (SENB) method, the compact tension (CT) method and the double cantilever beam (DCB) method, compares the fracture toughness of different species of bamboo, analyzes the toughening mechanisms and fracture damage modes, discusses the applicability of different theoretical calculation methods, and makes suggestions for future research priorities, aiming to provide a reference for future research and engineering applications in related fields.


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APA Style
Chen, Y., Li, H., Gao, L., Xu, W., Lorenzo, R. et al. (2023). A review of experimental research on the mode I fracture behavior of bamboo. Journal of Renewable Materials, 11(6), 2787-2808.
Vancouver Style
Chen Y, Li H, Gao L, Xu W, Lorenzo R, Gaff M. A review of experimental research on the mode I fracture behavior of bamboo. J Renew Mater. 2023;11(6):2787-2808
IEEE Style
Y. Chen, H. Li, L. Gao, W. Xu, R. Lorenzo, and M. Gaff "A Review of Experimental Research on the Mode I Fracture Behavior of Bamboo," J. Renew. Mater., vol. 11, no. 6, pp. 2787-2808. 2023.

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