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|Title: ||BAMBOO REINFORCEMENT AS STRUCTURAL MATERIAL FOR|
|Authors: ||MARKOS, ALITO|
|Advisors: ||PROFESSOR NEGUSSIE TEBEDGE|
|Copyright: ||2005 |
|Date Added: ||16-Oct-2008 |
|Publisher: ||Addis Ababa University|
|Abstract: ||Today, the world is undergoing vast changes. The technological revolution,
population growth, environmental concern and more. As the population
growth increases, the demand associated with it also increases. One of the
demands, among the most, is owning houses. A high demand of owning
houses in Ethiopia is increasing. As most of the people in this country are
poor, it should be a major concern to provide the people an alternative,
which will reduce the cost of houses. Urgent and effective action is
required to secure the demand in sustainable basis. To tackle the problem
use of bamboo (shimel) as reinforcement is among the alternatives as the
price of steel is becoming prohibitably high. Several bamboo species are
endemic to Africa and mainly found in Ethiopia. Consequently, their
utilization should be the concern of the society. Utilization driven production
could ensure their sustainability.
Lack of awareness about their multiple use of bamboo and lack of
scientific knowledge about their production, and main mechanical
properties are impediments for conservation and utilization. Consented
effects are needed to generate and adopt the required knowledge and
technology in order to reduce the problem of owning houses.
This study is prepared to assist field personnel in the design and construction
of bamboo reinforced construction mainly for low-cost houses. The
information in this study has been compiled from laboratory tests. The test
samples are brought from Assossa, Beneshangul Gumuz region.
The details of mechanical testing and the results of tests are presented
accordingly. The study also briefs the selection, preparation, placement of
bamboo for reinforcing the concrete. The bond between bamboo
reinforcement and the surrounding concrete is studied by conducting
bending test and pull-out test and found to be satisfactory.
Cost comparison between steel and asphalt coated bamboo is presented
as per cost breakdown referring to the present market assessment. As per
cost analysis, use of bamboo reinforcement is a better and economical
alternative in view of overall cost.
Finally recommendation and conclusion based on the study is forwarded.|
|Description: ||A THESIS SUBMITTED TO THE SCHOOL OF GRADUATE STUDIES OF
ADDIS ABABA UNIVERSITY
PARTIAL FULFILMENT OF THE REQUIREMENT FOR
THE DEGREE OF MASTER OF SCIENCE IN CIVIL ENGINEERING(STRUCTURES)|
|Appears in:||Thesis - Civil Engineering|
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