Impact Response of Bamboo Guadua Angustifolia Kunth

  • Julian Rua
  • M. F. Buchely
  • Henry A. ColoradoEmail author
Conference paper
Part of the The Minerals, Metals & Materials Series book series (MMMS)


The main objective of this work is to study the impact response of bamboo Guadua from Colombia (known as Guadua angustifolia Kunth or just Guadua). Guadua is a very strength material widely used in structural applications in Colombia, including construction and transportation, for which the impact and dynamic behavior is no well established. Transverse samples were tested in both Charpy and compression Split-Hopkinson pressure bar (SHPB) tests. Flexural and compression strength tests were also included. Results revealed that bamboo Guadua as potential material for dynamic applications, comparable with some of the most ductile metals.


Bamboo Guadua angustifolia kunt Dynamic behavior Split-Hopkinson pressure bar 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Julian Rua
    • 1
    • 2
  • M. F. Buchely
    • 3
  • Henry A. Colorado
    • 1
    • 2
    Email author
  1. 1.Facultad de Ingenieria, Bloque 20Universidad de Antioquia UdeAMedellínColombia
  2. 2.CCComposites LaboratoryUniversidad de Antioquia UdeAMedellínColombia
  3. 3.Materials Science and Engineering, Missouri University of Science and TechnologyRollaUSA

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