Bamboo fibre composites: Potential and challenges

Yu Xuan Liew, Sheh Ching Khong, Jia Jun Yee, Siew Choo Chin*, Kong Fah Tee

*Corresponding author for this work

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This chapter discusses the possible use of bamboo fibre composites in structural applications, highlighting how the performance of the composite can be modified by the bamboo species, fibre extraction process, and composite fabrication method. Bamboo fibre composites are affected by parameters such as species, age, and extraction processes. Apart from that, the performance of bamboo fibre composites is influenced by the matrix, which consists of thermosetting and thermoplastic resins. Additionally, this chapter discusses various processes for fabricating bamboo fibre composites. Furthermore, the matrix-to-fibre ratio in terms of fibre volume fraction is examined. Following that, the mechanical properties of bamboo fibre composites such as tensile strength, compressive strength, flexural strength, and modulus of elasticity are shown and discussed. The application of bamboo fibre composites is discussed in further detail, including the reinforcement of structural components and a comparison to other natural fibre composites. The final section of this study discusses the future trends and issues associated with bamboo fibre composites.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationCement and Concrete
Subtitle of host publicationDesign, Performance and Structure
PublisherNova Science Publisher Inc.
Number of pages43
ISBN (Print)9798886978315
StatePublished - 30 May 2023

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  • Bamboo fibre composites
  • Challenges
  • Mechanical properties
  • Potential

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Engineering


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