BAMBOO BICYCLE - PAST OR FUTURE?
Suzana Jakovljević2 and
2University of Zagreb - Faculty of Mechanical Engineering and Naval Architecture
|INDECS 14(1), 70-79, 2016
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Received: 30 December 2015.
In this article the experiment was carried out to establish tensile strength values of two different bamboo species, which are obtained by the static tensile test. The tensile strength results of two tested species Tonkin Cane and Ku Zhu bamboo are presented and compared with traditional materials used for bicycle frame to determine their suitability for designing a frame. Physiology and other properties of bamboo were elaborated as well. The purpose of this study was to gain more knowledge on bamboo and prove his suitability in use as an alternative for ecologically unacceptable materials. Therefore, application of the natural materials is essential for the sustainable development. The fact that they have unlimited resources the use of bamboo has great potential and this article explains why.
tensile strength, bamboo, bamboo bicycle, Tonkin Cane, Ku Zhu bamboo