New concept for optimal application of natural fibre reinforced plastic (NFRP) in building construction

Fajrin, Jauhar and Zhuge, Yan and Bullen, Frank and Wang, Hao (2012) New concept for optimal application of natural fibre reinforced plastic (NFRP) in building construction. In: 8th Asia Pacific Structural Engineering and Construction Conference and 1st International Conference on Civil Engineering Research (APSEC-ICCER 2012): Sustaining the World with Better Structures and Construction Practice, 2-4 Oct 2012, Surabaya, Indonesia.

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Natural fiber reinforced plastic (NFRP) has drawn more attention as an alternative materials, particularly when dealing with the concept of green or sustainable building. Although many efforts have been introduced, most results remain unsatisfied either structurally or economically. In this study, NFRP laminates were incorporated as the intermediate layer of hybrid structural insulated panels (hybrid SIPs). Two types of natural fibers, Jute and Hemp, were used to produce laminates for the intermediate layer. A total of 24 panels samples were tested using 4 point bending load scheme under half and full scale model followed by a statistical analysis of the results. The result shows the potential of using NRFP to improve the structural properties of hybrid SIPs.

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Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Historic - Faculty of Engineering and Surveying - No Department
Date Deposited: 31 Oct 2012 06:31
Last Modified: 17 Sep 2014 03:17
Uncontrolled Keywords: natural fibre reinforced plastics (NFRP); hybrid structure; building construction; SIPs
Fields of Research : 09 Engineering > 0905 Civil Engineering > 090503 Construction Materials
09 Engineering > 0912 Materials Engineering > 091202 Composite and Hybrid Materials
03 Chemical Sciences > 0305 Organic Chemistry > 030502 Natural Products Chemistry
Socio-Economic Objective: E Expanding Knowledge > 97 Expanding Knowledge > 970109 Expanding Knowledge in Engineering

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