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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 10 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 IN PARTIAL FULFILMENT OF THE REQUIREMENT FOR THE DEGREE OF MASTER OF SCIENCE IN CIVIL ENGINEERING(STRUCTURES)
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/123456789/1437
Appears in:Thesis - Civil Engineering

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