• Ngudiyono
  • Bambang Suhendro
  • Ali Awaludin
  • Andreas Triwiyono


Glued-laminated bamboo, Creep shear, Burger model, Power law, Creep shear parameters


Glued-laminated bamboo has been applied to many parts of building structures. In peripheral,
edge beams part of the multi-storey buildings and beams supporting canopy slabs, are not only subjected to
bending moment but also to a shear load. Glued-laminated bamboo is classified as a viscoelastic material
since it shows the properties which are common to both solid and fluid. In the long-term constant or steady
loading, the glued-laminated bamboo will cause creep deformation. This paper discussed the experimental
investigation of the creep behavior of glued-laminated bamboo subjected to pure shear. The specimens were
apllied constant load with the different load level 20%, 30% 40% of the ultimate shear capacity. The
instantaneous or elastic deformation was recorded after 1 minute a constant load was applied, then the load
was maintained for 180 days. An intensive recording was done every 5 minutes for 60 minutes (1 hour),
every 60 minutes (1 hour) until 300 minutes (5 hours), then every day until 90 days, every 1 month until 180
days. The results showed that creep shear deformation, strain and rate depend on load level. Creep shear
deformation, strain and rate increased when the load level increased. The Burger and Power law model were
used to fit the creep data and then can be used for predicting primary and secondary creep stage. The models
were successfully for predicting viscoelastic creep shear parameters.




How to Cite

Ngudiyono, Bambang Suhendro, Ali Awaludin, & Andreas Triwiyono. (2020). CREEP SHEAR DEFORMATION OF GLUED-LAMINATED BAMBOO. GEOMATE Journal, 19(73), 185–192. Retrieved from