Behaviour of structural fibre composite sandwich panels under point load and uniformly distributed load

Islam, Md Mainul and Aravinthan, Thiru (2010) Behaviour of structural fibre composite sandwich panels under point load and uniformly distributed load. Composite Structures, 93 (1). pp. 206-215. ISSN 0263-8223

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Abstract

An innovative fibre composite sandwich panel made of glass fibre reinforced polymer skins and a modified phenolic core material was developed for building and other structural applications. The behaviour of this new generation sandwich panel was studied to with reference to the main fibre orientation in floor applications, so that the effect due to erroneous installation could be evaluated. The two- and four-edge supported sandwich panels with different fibre orientations and fixity systems between panel and joist were tested under point load and uniformly distributed load (UDL) to determine their strength and failure mechanisms. The results of this experimental investigation show that the panels behave similarly under both loading conditions. Moreover, the fixity does not have a major effect on its failure mode and deflection.


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Item Type: Article (Commonwealth Reporting Category C)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: Author's accepted version deposited in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher.
Depositing User: Dr Mainul Islam
Faculty / Department / School: Historic - Faculty of Engineering and Surveying - Department of Mechanical and Mechatronic Engineering
Date Deposited: 13 Aug 2010 05:26
Last Modified: 03 Jul 2013 00:00
Uncontrolled Keywords: fibre composites; sandwich panels; point load; slabs; fibre orientation; fixity
Fields of Research (FOR2008): 09 Engineering > 0905 Civil Engineering > 090506 Structural Engineering
09 Engineering > 0905 Civil Engineering > 090503 Construction Materials
09 Engineering > 0912 Materials Engineering > 091202 Composite and Hybrid Materials
Socio-Economic Objective (SEO2008): B Economic Development > 87 Construction > 8703 Construction Materials Performance and Processes > 870303 Polymeric Materials (e.g. Paints)
Identification Number or DOI: doi: 10.1016/j.compstruct.2010.05.019
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/8572

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