Replacing willow with bamboo in cricket bats

@inproceedings{TinklerDavies2021ReplacingWW,
  title={Replacing willow with bamboo in cricket bats},
  author={Ben Tinkler-Davies and Michael H. Ramage and Darshil U. Shah},
  year={2021}
}
Willow has been used for nearly 200 years as the main material in the blades of cricket bats, whilst the application of bamboo in sport has declined. In this work, laminated bamboo was characterise... 
1 Citations
An Investigation of Wood Baseball Bat Durability as a Function of Bat Profile and Slope of Grain Using Finite Element Modeling and Statistical Analysis
To counter a perceived increase in multi-piece fracturing of wood baseball bats, Major League Baseball implemented standards to regulate the quality of wood used in the making of professional-grade

References

SHOWING 1-10 OF 15 REFERENCES
Development of Laminated Bamboo Lumber: Review of Processing, Performance, and Economical Considerations
As focus is drawn toward more sustainable construction practices, use of bamboo as a structural building material is growing as a topic of interest. It is highly renewable, has low-embodied energy,
Culm height development, biomass accumulation and carbon storage in an initial growth stage for a fast-growing moso bamboo (Phyllostachy pubescens)
  • T. Yen
  • Biology, Medicine
    Botanical Studies
  • 2016
TLDR
The results revealed that biomass accumulation and carbon storage mainly occurs in the initial growth stage for individual moso bamboos, and the allometric model was used to predict the relationships between DBH and aboveground biomass in this stage.
Surface hardness of a cricket bat after ‘knock-in’
New cricket bats need to be ‘knocked in’ prior to use, but just what this process does to the surface fibres of the bat is unknown and unquantified. One quantitative measurement of knock-in is the
Molecular Origin of Strength and Stiffness in Bamboo Fibrils
TLDR
The study suggests that the abundance of hydrogen bonds in hemicellulose chains is responsible for improving the mechanical behavior of LCC and the strong van der Waals forces between lignin molecules and cellulose microfibril are responsible for higher adhesion energy between LCCand cellulosemicrofibrils.
Flexural Performance of Laminated Bamboo Lumber Beams
This study investigated the flexural performance of 20 laminated bamboo beam specimens. The load-strain and load-displacement relationships were obtained from tests, and the detailed failure modes,
...
1
2
...