Shear capacity of a newly developed sustainable hybrid composite wall panel

Fajrin, Jauhar and Zhuge, Yan (2014) Shear capacity of a newly developed sustainable hybrid composite wall panel. In: Workshop on Global Innovations in Infrastructure with Advanced Composites, 30 Oct - 01 Nov 2014, Nanjing, China.

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This paper presents the research outcomes of the in-plane shear capacity of a newly developed hybrid composite sandwich wall panel which can be manufactured as a modular panelized system. Two different types of natural fiber reinforced plastics (NFRP) laminate were incorporated into the new sandwich panel as an intermediate layer. Shear testing has proven to be one of the most difficult areas of mechanical property testing especially for fiber composite structures. In this paper, a special testing rig has been developed where all four corners were pin-jointed using bolts to obtain free-movement in vertical and horizontal directions. The corners of specimen were cut to prevent the presence of early failure due to stress concentration. The in-plane shear behavior and failure mechanisms of the hybrid sandwich panels have been compared to the conventional sandwich panels. The results of experimental investigation showed that incorporating intermediate layer within a sandwich structure significantly enhanced the in-plane shear behavior for both the deformation capability and the load carrying capacity.

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Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Commonwealth Reporting Category E) (Paper)
Refereed: Yes
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Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Current - Faculty of Health, Engineering and Sciences - School of Civil Engineering and Surveying
Date Deposited: 23 Aug 2016 01:12
Last Modified: 31 May 2017 03:32
Uncontrolled Keywords: Hybrid structures, Sandwich Panel, In-plane Shear, Natural Fiber Composite, Testing.
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)
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