The use of bamboo in erosion control and slope stabilisation soil bioengineering works

Guillermo Tardio, Slobodan Mickovski, Hans Peter Rauch, Joao P. Fernandes, Madhu Sudan Acharya

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The potential of bamboo in erosion control and slope stabilization has been proven worldwide. Bamboos are being used as living plants as well as construction material in different soil bioengineering techniques in many countries. The soil and water bio- engineering approach is combined with bamboo traits and mechanical properties. The existing accumulated experiences of using bamboo in soil and water bioengineering works, along with the existing standards and design guidelines, make bamboo species an essential and cost-effective material for erosion control and slope stabilization works. In this chapter, all the necessary aspects to be taken into account for an appropriate use of bamboo in soil bioengineering works are addressed, and the design approaches for soil bioengineering works using bamboos are presented
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationBamboo - Current and Future Prospects
Subtitle of host publicationCurrent and Future Prospects
EditorsH.P.S. Abdul Khalil
ISBN (Electronic)978-1-78923-231-8
ISBN (Print)9789535153221
Publication statusPublished - 30 May 2018


  • bamboo
  • ecoengineering
  • ground bioengineering
  • civil engineering
  • geotechnical engineering; transportation; building information modelling; earthworks; buried services
  • Geotechnical engineering, field testing and monitoring, anchors, anchorages

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Agricultural and Biological Sciences
  • General Engineering
  • General Materials Science
  • General Environmental Science


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