Shear Resistance of Portal Frame Reinforced with Bamboo and Steel Rebar: Experimental and Numerical Evaluation
Rajesh Kumar1, K., Karthik, S.2, Ramamohan R.3, Awoyera, P. O.4, Gobinath, R.5, Shivakrishna, A.6, Murthi P.7
1Rajesh Kumar, S R Engineering College, Warangal, India.
2S. Karthik, Jay Shriram Group of Institutions, Tirupur, India.
3R. Ramamohan Jay Shriram Group of Institutions, Tirupur, India.
4P. O. Awoyera, Dept. of Civil Engineering, Covenant University, Ota, Nigeria.
5R. Gobinath, S R Engineering College, Warangal, India.
6A. Shivakrishna, S R Engineering College, Warangal, India.
7P. Murthi, S R Engineering College, Warangal, India.

Manuscript received on 11 April 2019 | Revised Manuscript received on 16 May 2019 | Manuscript published on 30 May 2019 | PP: 4 | Volume-8 Issue-1, May 2019 | Retrieval Number: A1386058119/19©BEIESP
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Abstract: The main objective of this study is to evaluate the shear resistance of portal frame fabricated with bamboo and steel rebar by following experimental and numerical approaches. In support of sustainable construction, bamboo stripes were utilized as a partial replacement of steel rebar at tension zone of members that are subjected to lateral loading. The performance of nominal portal frame, which are fabricated with steel reinforcement was compared to the portal frames having several replacements of steel reinforcement with bamboo, in terms of seismic resistance and lateral load capacity. The experimental data was correlated based on software analysis using ABAQUS. The partial replacement of steel with bamboo under tension zone of the beams in portal frame was found to be highly effective, and also that the flexural rigidity of the partial bamboo reinforced frame was slightly higher than the nominal portal frame. This study provides insight on the possibility of reinforcing structural members with bamboo, when lateral loading is imminent on the structure.
Index Terms: ABAQUS, Bamboo, Steel, Seismic Failure, Shear Resistance.

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