Awad, Ziad K. and Aravinthan, Thiru and Zhuge, Yan (2012) Experimental and numerical analysis of an innovative GFRP sandwich floor panel under point load. Engineering Structures, 41 . pp. 126-135. ISSN 0141-0296
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Identification Number or DOI: doi: 10.1016/j.engstruct.2012.03.023
A new glass fibre reinforced polymer (GFRP) sandwich panel has been developed for flooring system. The new panel is made of modified phenolic core and E-CR glass skins. This paper presents the results of the experimental behaviour and the non-linear finite element analysis (FEA) of the GFRP sandwich panel. The experimental works investigate the behaviour of the GFRP sandwich panel, skin–core interaction, and core behaviour. A non-linear finite element model was developed to simulate the behaviour of the skin–core interaction, and the model was verified by comparing the results with those obtained from testing. The non-linear FE model was applied to a single span GFRP sandwich floor panel under point load test. The GFRP sandwich floor panel demonstrated a linear behaviour under point load. The results of the numerical simulations show a good agreement with the experimental results.
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|Uncontrolled Keywords:||fibre composites; GFRP sandwich; non-linear finite element; failure; floor panel|
|Fields of Research (FOR2008):||09 Engineering > 0905 Civil Engineering > 090506 Structural Engineering|
09 Engineering > 0912 Materials Engineering > 091202 Composite and Hybrid Materials
12 Built Environment and Design > 1204 Engineering Design > 120401 Engineering Design Empirical Studies
|Socio-Economic Objective (SEO2008):||B Ecomonic Development > 87 Construction > 8703 Construction Materials Performance and Processes > 870399 Construction Materials Performance and Processes not elsewhere classified|
|Deposited On:||23 May 2012 16:31|
|Last Modified:||25 Mar 2013 09:37|
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