Hybrid sandwich panel with natural fibre composite intermediate layer: manufacturing process and significance analysis

Fajrin, Jauhar and Zhuge, Yan and Bullen, Frank and Wang, Hao (2013) Hybrid sandwich panel with natural fibre composite intermediate layer: manufacturing process and significance analysis. Malaysian Journal of Civil Engineering, 25 (Special issue 1). pp. 95-111. ISSN 1823-7843

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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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Item Type: Article (Commonwealth Reporting Category C)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: All rights reserved. No part of contents of this paper may be reproduced or transmitted in any form or by any means without the written permission of Faculty of Civil Engineering, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia
Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Historic - Faculty of Engineering and Surveying - Department of Mechanical and Mechatronic Engineering
Date Deposited: 02 Apr 2014 08:07
Last Modified: 08 Feb 2017 06:12
Uncontrolled Keywords: natural fibre reinforced plastics (NFRP); hybrid structure; building construction; SIPs
Fields of Research : 09 Engineering > 0905 Civil Engineering > 090506 Structural Engineering
09 Engineering > 0905 Civil Engineering > 090503 Construction Materials
Socio-Economic Objective: B Economic Development > 87 Construction > 8703 Construction Materials Performance and Processes > 870302 Metals (e.g. Composites, Coatings, Bonding)
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/25039

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