ASSESSING MECHANICAL PROPERTIES FOR STRUCTURAL UTILIZATION OF GUADUA ANGUSTIFOLIA KUNT

Wilson Cando, Ines Garcia, Jorge Bucheli, Camila Cando

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This research focuses on guadua cane, one of the most representative bamboo species in Colombia, Ecuador, and Peru. Its importance lies in the physical-mechanical characteristics of each cluster, which will be presented in the development of this research. The study includes results for different structural solicitations, such as compression, flexural, and tensile strength, characterizing it as a suitable material for use in construction, distinguishing itself from wood due to its rapid growth. This research work outlines the criteria used for the experimental analysis of the material. Laboratory tests are employed to determine the physical-mechanical characteristics of guadua bamboo, including compressive strength, flexural strength, material elasticity modulus, and natural moisture content. The resulting experimental values obtained through laboratory tests will be compared with the permissible values indicated by the Ecuadorian Construction Standard NEC–SE–GUADÚA. If the values are lower than the permissible ones, the permissible value is considered. This process allows the use of these results in the structural design of houses with guadua bamboo.

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