The steel as a reinforcing material is a demand that is increasing day by day in most of the developing countries. There are situations when the production is not found enough to face the demand for steel.
Hence it is essential to have an alternative that is worth compared to steel. Bamboo is found in abundant , they are resilient and hence these can face the demand as a reinforcing material and become an ideal replacement for steel.
The tensile strength property which is the main requirement of a reinforcing material is seen appreciable for bamboo , compared with other materials including steel. The structure of bamboo from its origin gives this property.
The hollow tubular structure has high resistance against wind forces when it is in natural habitat. Working on the weak points of bamboo and bringing up an innovation of bamboo as a structural steel replacement , would be a great alternative.
The material used as a reinforcement in concrete should show all the essential properties to make the element structurally active under load. In the case of steel , we manufacture steel to the desired proportion and test for the basic strength values as a quality check.
Similarly , the process must be done for bamboo too. Bamboo is found in nature in different species. Each species differs in their characteristics , texture , thickness and strength. Hence it is essential to know which species is best for reinforcing and which is not.