Recent developments on fibre composite sandwich structures in civil infrastructure

Manalo, A. C. (2012) Recent developments on fibre composite sandwich structures in civil infrastructure. In: 6th International Composites Conference (ACUN 6): Composite and Nanocomposites in Civil, Offshore and Mining Infrastructure, 14-16 Nov 2012, Melbourne, Australia.

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Fibre composite sandwich structures are increasingly used in applications requiring high bending stiffness and strength. At present, there is a strong interest in the development and applications of fibre composite sandwich structures for civil and building material systems. The light weight of sandwich composites facilitates handling during assembly, and reduces installation and transportation costs. They also offer corrosion resistant structures requiring less maintenance. This paper presents an overview of the recent developments and initiatives on fibre composite sandwich structures, which have been evolving and have become a viable construction material in civil infrastruc-ture. The on-going research, development and applications of a novel composite sandwich panel made up of glass fibre-reinforced polymer skins and a modified phenolic core material at the Centre of Excellence in Engineered Fibre Composites (CEEFC) at the University of Southern Queensland (USQ) are also highlighted.

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Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Commonwealth Reporting Category E) (Paper)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: Published version deposited with blanket permission of Conference organisers.
Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Historic - Faculty of Engineering and Surveying - Department of Agricultural, Civil and Environmental Engineering
Date Deposited: 16 May 2013 01:22
Last Modified: 10 Apr 2017 23:46
Uncontrolled Keywords: sandwich structures; fibre composites; civil construction
Fields of Research : 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: E Expanding Knowledge > 97 Expanding Knowledge > 970109 Expanding Knowledge in Engineering

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