Behavior of Bamboo Wall Panel at Elevated Temperature

  • Anu Bala
  • Ashish Kumar Dash
  • Supratic Gupta
  • Vasant MatsagarEmail author
Conference paper


With the development of technology, mud plaster has been replaced by cement plaster for supporting bamboo mesh in wall panels and known as ekra wall or bamcrete wall. Usually, low grade mortar is used in making the bamcrete wall, while the latest studies have used high strength mortar. Bamboo burns through pyrolysis process like wood when it is exposed to the fire condition. Fire safety is one of the major challenges for the construction industry to use the bamcrete wall panel. In the present study, performance of bamboo reinforced panels at elevated temperature is presented. Bamboo strips were inter-woven and protected by the cement mortar. The weight-loss and loss of mechanical strength of wall panel has been studied at 100 ℃, 200 ℃, 300 ℃, and 400 ℃ maintained for a fixed time period.


Bamboo Bamcrete Bamboo reinforced wall panel Elevated temperature 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Anu Bala
    • 1
  • Ashish Kumar Dash
    • 1
  • Supratic Gupta
    • 1
  • Vasant Matsagar
    • 1
    Email author
  1. 1.Department of Civil EngineeringIndian Institute of Technology (IIT) DelhiNew DelhiIndia

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