Comparative Study on Seismic Performance of Bamboo and Steel using Shake Table
Rakesh D R1, Kavitha.S2, T. Felix Kala3

1Rakesh D. R, Student, ACS College of Engineering, Bengaluru (Karnataka), India.
2Dr. S. Kavitha, Associate Professor, ACS College of Engineering, Bengaluru (Karnataka), India.
3Dr. T. Felix Kala, Professor & Dean, Dr. M. G. R Educational and Research Institute University, Chennai (Tamil Nadu), India.
Manuscript received on 12 December 2018 | Revised Manuscript received on 23 December 2018 | Manuscript published on 30 December 2018 | PP: 21-26 | Volume-8 Issue-2, December 2018 | Retrieval Number: B2536128218/18©BEIESP
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Abstract: Recent research has shown that structures made with Bamboo offer an enhanced seismic performance over conventional materials by providing an additional elastic capability. In the present investigation seismic performance of the bamboo structure is considered. The bamboo is chosen because it is a very flexible material (this property makes it to use in seismic areas), growth rate is too high, easily available, bio-degradable and mainly it is carbon sequestrate and it is cost effective. The model will be designed for stringent similitude requirements and a series of dynamic tests. Once the model is prepared using Bamboo, it is tested in a shake table against various frequency ranges. And the respective drift values, displacement values and accelerations are noted down for different frequency ranges, and the model behavior is analyzed. The design similarity is the key to obtain the good test results. The careful design and construction of a scaled model of a Bamboo structure is going to report herein. In India in the Himalayan regions (which are highly seismic prone areas) the Bamboo is provided at lintel level, plinth level as bands, to provide resistance to seismicity. The experimental results are taken and represented in this project. This test program was composed of two three-story single-bay Bamboo frames. 
Keyword: Seismic Performance, Shake Table, Bamboo, Displacement, Stiffness
Scope of the Article: Behaviour of Structures under Seismic Loads