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Review on Connections for Original Bamboo Structures

Chaokun Hong1a,2, Haitao Li1a,2,*, Rodolfo Lorenzo3, Gang Wu1b, Ileana Corbi4, Ottavia Corbi4, Zhenhua Xiong5, Dong Yang1a,2, Huizhong Zhang1a,2

College of Civil Engineering, Nanjing Forestry University, Nanjing, 210037, China; Southeast University, Key laboratory of concrete and pre-stressed concrete structure of Ministry of Education, Nanjing, 210096, China.
International Collaborative Lab for Bio‑composite Building Materials and Structures, Nanjing Forestry University, Nanjing, 10037, China.
University College London, London WC1E 6BT, UK.
University of Naples Federico II, Via Claudio 21,80133 Naples, Italy.
Ganzhou Sentai bamboo company LTD, Ganzhou, 341001, China.
Both Nanjing Forestry University and Southeast University are first units.

*Corresponding author: Haitao Li, Professor, Email: email.

Journal of Renewable Materials 2019, 7(8), 713-730.


Bamboo is a green construction material in line with sustainable development strategies. The use of raw bamboo in architecture has existed since ancient times. In the long development years of original bamboo buildings, many areas in the world gradually formed unique bamboo buildings, which have become an important local cultural feature. For building structures, joints are the key to ensure structural load transfer. Because of hollow and thin-walled material property of bamboo, the connection in raw bamboo buildings has always been a major difficulty and problem in the application of bamboo, which seriously hinders the development of original bamboo structures. In order to promote the use of raw bamboo, two traditional connection methods in raw bamboo structures are described in this paper firstly, with the advantages and disadvantages of the two methods pointed out. Also, research progress on four categories of raw bamboo building joints is described namely, bolt joints, steel member joints, filler reinforced joints and other types of joints. This work can provide a reference for future research and engineering applications.


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Hong, C., Li, H., Lorenzo, R., Wu, G., Corbi, I. et al. (2019). Review on Connections for Original Bamboo Structures. Journal of Renewable Materials, 7(8), 713–730.


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