Bamboo has gained lots of attention from the scientists and researchers because bamboo has a lot of potential for structural applications
Bamboo has gained lots of attention from the scientists and researchers because bamboo has a lot of potential for structural applications. Bamboo can be used as an alternative raw material for the composite boards, oriented strand board, and particle board. The reason that bamboo can be used as a building material is due to their properties. Bamboo has a high compressive strength, high tensile strength, low weight, short rotation cycle, medium to high density and has high resistance to interlaminar shear stress. Another important reason that bamboo has high potential to replace the current structural material is because bamboo grows in abundance in many parts of the world, especially in tropical and subtropical regions. The best merit of using bamboo is because even the usage of bamboo increases dramatically, this trend will not pose a risk for bamboo forest as bamboo grows very fast. Bamboo is one of the fastest-growing plants on Earth because of distinctive rhizome-dependent system and this has been proven by referring to a report. The growth rates of bamboo are so fast that the reported growth rates are 100cm in 24 hours. Although the growth rates are still depending on the local soil or environments, the species of bamboo and the growing period. Bamboo has a higher advantage when it is compared to the trees as bamboo has a faster growth rate. As mention above, the increasing of usage of bamboo will not pose a risk but increasing the usage of trees does possess risks as the decreasing quantity and deteriorating quality of forest resources. Thus, the global interest in bamboo utilization has considerably increased.