Currently Barcelona is holding a lot of activity in cane structure promoted by krfr collective ( In a recent conversation with my colleague Oriol Palou ( we discussed about the material properties of cane that are being studied within the School of Building Construction of Barcelona (EPSEB).

This led to a first experiment with FEM which video I show here. This simulates one load test made in EPSEB laboratories, where deflections in the middle of the arch under a 200 kg load were around 30 cm, with purely elastic behavior.
Obviously our model needs some refinement, as I had to load it with 2000 kg to make it deform that much, but the results are somehow encouraging