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J. Trop. Resour. Sustain. Sci. 6 (2018) 57-61

The classical mechanics engineered of Bambusa vulgaris and Schizostachyum brachycladum

Mohamad Saiful Sulaiman1, Sitti Fatimah Mhd Ramle2, Rokiah Hashim3, Othman Sulaiman3, Mohd Hazim Mohamad Amini2, Jia Geng Boon2

1School of Engineering & Technology, University College of Technology Sarawak, 96000 Sibu, Sarawak, Malaysia
2Faculty of Bioengineering and Technology, Universiti Malaysia Kelantan, 17600 Jeli, Kelantan, Malaysia
3Division of Bioresources, Paper and Coatings Technology, School of Industrial Technology, Universiti Sains Malaysia, 11800 USM, Pulau Pinang, Malaysia

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Abstract :

Physical and mechanical properties of Bambusa vulgaris and Schizostachyum brachycladum were investigated. The sample were classified into two different ages which are young and mature for each culm of bamboo. The aim of this study to investigate the physical properties such as density, basic density, moisture content, water absorption and thickness swelling. Other than that, the mechanical properties also help to determine their flexural test for modulus of rupture (MOR) and modulus of elasticity (MOE). The method used to analyse physical and mechanical properties were following the ISO standard. From this study, young Bambusa vulgaris has indicated the higher content of moisture content, water absorption and thickness swelling with 67.66%, 2.69% and 34.03%, respectively while mature Schizostachyum brachycladum has shown the higher value in basic density, density, and flexural test for MOR and MOE with 876.33 kg/m3, 1084.49 kg/m3, 317.01 N/mm2 and 122986.18 N/mm2, respectively.



Keywords : Bambusa vulgaris,Schizostachyum brachycladum,physical properties,mechanical propertie