Significance analysis of flexural behaviour of hybrid sandwich panels

Fajrin, Jauhar and Zhuge, Yan and Bullen, Frank and Wang, Hao (2013) Significance analysis of flexural behaviour of hybrid sandwich panels. Open Journal of Civil Engineering, 3 (3B). pp. 1-7. ISSN 2164-3164


This paper presents the significance analysis of a new type of hybrid composite sandwich wall panel which can be manufactured as modular panelised system. Two different types of natural fibers reinforced plastics (NFRP) laminate were incorporated into the new sandwich panel as an intermediate layer. The significance analysis in this research has been carried out using analysis of variance (ANOVA). As the aim of the analysis is to select the most appropriate natu-ral fiber composites for the intermediate layer, the experiments were arranged as a single factor experiment in which 3 levels of a factor have been examined. The factor refers to the type of intermediate layer used in the sandwich panel. The result of this study shows that the incorporation of intermediate layer has significantly enhanced the load carrying capacity of the sandwich panels.

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Item Type: Article (Commonwealth Reporting Category C)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: Published Version openly available at URL, but restricted in USQ eprints accordance with copyright policy of publisher.
Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Current - Faculty of Health, Engineering and Sciences - School of Civil Engineering and Surveying
Date Deposited: 31 Mar 2014 00:57
Last Modified: 14 Oct 2014 02:55
Uncontrolled Keywords: hybrid structure; sandwich panels; significance analysis; natural fiber composites; building construction
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)
Identification Number or DOI: 10.4236/ojce.2013.33B001

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