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Modified bamboo a steel rebar alternative? | reported by Journal of Commerce

 

Bamboo injected with an elastomeric polymer could prove to be a practical alternative to steel rebar as reinforcement in concrete.

That’s the conclusion of research done by three engineering technology students for a Capstone project at Lethbridge College in Alberta.

For their efforts which showed injected bamboo performed well against steel in low-load scenarios, the students received the Capstone Project of the Year Award for demonstrating ingenuity and sustainability from the Association of Science and Engineering Technology (ASET) Professionals of Alberta.

Modified bamboo a steel rebar alternative?

 

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