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Bond Performance of Adhesively Bonding Interface of Steel-Bamboo Composite Structure

Jialiang Zhang1, Zhenwen Zhang2, Keting Tong1, Jianmin Wang2, Yushun Li3,*

1 Faculty of Mechanical Engineering and Mechanics, Ningbo University, Ningbo, 315211, China
2 School of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Ningbo University, Ningbo, 315211, China
3 School of Architecture Engineering, Qingdao Agricultural University, Qingdao, 266109, China

* Corresponding Author: Yushun Li. Email:

(This article belongs to this Special Issue: Bio-composite Materials and Structures)

Journal of Renewable Materials 2020, 8(6), 687-702.


The steel-bamboo composite structure is a newly developed structure, combining phyllostachys pubescens (also called Moso bamboo) plywood and cold-formed thin-walled steel with structural adhesive. The reliability of steelbamboo interface is the premise of composite effect. 13 specimens were prepared to investigate the failure modes and mechanism of the steel-bamboo interface on the basis of push-out test, and the strain difference analysis method was proposed to study the distribution of shear stress. The results show that the main failure modes of steel-bamboo interface are adhesion failure and splitting of bamboo plywood. The shear stress is not evenly distributed along the longitudinal direction of the interface, showing a shape of “larger at two ends and smaller in the middle”. The lower end of the interface is the initial location of the interface failure and the shear stress concentration degree is positively correlated with the thickness of the externally bonded bamboo plate. The shear resistance of steel-bamboo interface can be enhanced by improving the adhesion between steel and structural adhesive and ameliorating the quality of bamboo products.


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Zhang, J., Zhang, Z., Tong, K., Wang, J., Li, Y. (2020). Bond Performance of Adhesively Bonding Interface of Steel-Bamboo Composite Structure. Journal of Renewable Materials, 8(6), 687–702.


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