Bamboo can tolerate high values of deformations in the elastic range
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Bamboo can tolerate high values of deformations in the elastic range.

It Has Proven to be an Essential material For Earthquake Architecture Strong, flexible and lightweight, Bamboo is essential in earthquake architecture. In Limon, Costa Rica, only the bamboo houses from the National Bamboo Project stood after their violent earthquake in 1992. Bamboo can tolerate high values of deformations in the elastic range. Bamboo houses, when properly constructed can sway back and forth during an earthquake, without any damage to the bamboo.