Omar, T. and Aravinthan, T. and Van Erp, G. (2007) The effect of core architecture on the behaviour of sandwich columns under edgewise compression loading. In: 1st Asia-Pacific Conference on FRP in Structures (APFIS 2007), 12-14 Dec 2007, Hong Kong, China.
Sandwich structures are a form of construction that offers high performance and low-weight. This type of construction became popular by the mid of the twenty century where different metallic faces and core materials were used for the construction of aircrafts and marine vessels. The development of high-strength, high-modulus, light-weight fibres and new forms of core materials has opened a new horizon for sandwich structures. Using sandwich structures for columns was investigated by different researchers. However, none of the located literature reported using strong-weak core (mixed-core) materials in sandwich columns. To investigate the effect of using mixed-core on the column behaviour was investigated by testing five sets of prototype columns under edgewise compression. The column cores were made of PVC low-density foam, end-grain balsa wood or a combination of both materials. The column skins were laminated by using glass/epoxy composites. The test results showed that the mixed-core can lead to having a failure mode that has not been reported previously. This paper presents the experimental work conducted in testing these columns. It highlights the effect of core structure on the failure mode and capacity of the sandwich columns.
|Item Type:||Conference or Workshop Item (Commonwealth Reporting Category E) (Paper)|
|Additional Information:||Awaiting advice from publisher and author.|
|Uncontrolled Keywords:||FRP; sandwich; column; core|
|Subjects:||290000 Engineering and Technology > 290800 Civil Engineering > 290801 Structural Engineering|
|Depositing User:||Prof Thiru Aravinthan|
|Date Deposited:||28 Feb 2008 10:22|
|Last Modified:||02 Jul 2013 22:59|
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