Fibre reinforced polymer composites sandwich structure: Recent developments and applications in civil infrastructure

Manalo, Allan (2013) Fibre reinforced polymer composites sandwich structure: Recent developments and applications in civil infrastructure. In: 2013 International Research Conference on Innovations in Engineering, Science and Technology (IRCIEST 2013), 27-29 Nov 2013, Batangas State University, Batangas, Philippines.

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Fibre composites, which typically consist of strong fibres embedded within light polymer matrix, have become the new generation of material to be used in civil infrastructure. The Centre of Excellence in Engineered Fibre Composites (CEEFC) at the University of Southern Queensland (USQ), Australia is recognised worldwide for its track record in implementing numerous research and development projects in the area of fibre composites for civil infrastructure. Recently, a new type of composite sandwich panel made up of glass fibre-reinforced polymer skins and a modified phenolic core material has been developed for structural applications. This paper presents the recent research, developments and successful applications of this innovative fibre composite sandwich. A number of barriers that need to overcome and the potential solutions for the continued growth and wide acceptance of this innovative technology in civil engineering and construction are also presented.

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Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Commonwealth Reporting Category E) (Paper)
Refereed: Yes
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Additional Information: Copyright © 2013 Allan Manalo: The authors assign to IRCIEST- BatStateU a non-exclusive license to use this document provided that the article is used in full and this copyright statement is reproduced. The authors also grant a non-exclusive license to IRCIEST- BatStateU to publish this document in full on the World Wide Web, on Flash Drives, and in printed form within the IRCIEST conference proceedings. Any other usage is prohibited without the expressed permission of the authors.
Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Current - Faculty of Health, Engineering and Sciences - School of Civil Engineering and Surveying
Date Deposited: 13 Apr 2014 10:49
Last Modified: 16 Jun 2017 03:22
Uncontrolled Keywords: sandwich structures, fibre composites, civil engineering, construction
Fields of Research : 09 Engineering > 0905 Civil Engineering > 090506 Structural Engineering
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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