Since 2016, we have been collaborating with Resource Fiber (RF) to test the strength, stiffness, and fire resistive properties of bamboo structural members. This has included a focus on composite slabs created from bamboo fiber nail-laminated timber (NLT) planks, with a concrete topping slab. In 2017, Washington State University tested a series of specimens with and without concrete topping slabs. Currently, we are planning to test the behavior and load-capacity of composite bamboo-concrete slabs when subjected to fire.
|RESEARCH TITLE:||Mass Bamboo Research and Development|
|LOCATION:|| Washington State University
Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
|PRINCIPAL INVESTIGATORS:||Prof. J. Daniel Dolan with David M. Knight|
|MKA CONTRIBUTORS:|| Don Davies, P.E., S.E.
Leif Johnson, P.E., S.E., LEED AP
|INDUSTRY PARTNERS:|| Resource Fiber
|STATUS:|| Initially completed in 2017
Ongoing research scheduled completion late 2018