Bond behaviour of composite sandwich panel and epoxy polymer matrix

Ferdous, Wahid and Manalo, Allan and Aravinthan, Thiru (2016) Bond behaviour of composite sandwich panel and epoxy polymer matrix. In: 8th International Conference on Fibre-Reinforced Polymer (FRP) Composites in Civil Engineering (CICE 2016), 14 - 16 Dec 2016, Hong Kong, CHina.

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Fibre composite sandwich panel made up with glass fibre reinforced polymer skins and phenolic foam core can be glued or cast together to produce a large structural beam section. To ensure the structural integrity and composite action, the sandwich panels should be effectively bonded with polymer matrix. However, the bond behaviour between sandwich panel and polymer matrix is not well understood. This paper experimentally investigated the effect of epoxy polymer matrix properties, bond length, bond thickness, and bond width on the bond behaviour, and evaluated the optimal parameters for effective bonding. The experimental program was designed by Taguchi method to reduce the number of experiments. Results showed that the polymer matrix consist with 40% filler and 60% resin (by volume) is the optimal binder. A bond length of at least 70 mm and bond thickness of 5 mm were found effectively to utilise the strength of the composite sandwich panel. The bond width however has insignificant effect on the bond strength.

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Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Commonwealth Reporting Category E) (Paper)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
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Faculty / Department / School: Current - Faculty of Health, Engineering and Sciences - School of Civil Engineering and Surveying
Date Deposited: 09 Nov 2017 00:58
Last Modified: 14 Nov 2017 07:03
Uncontrolled Keywords: Bond behaviour, sandwich panel, epoxy, filler, effect of design parameters
Fields of Research : 09 Engineering > 0905 Civil Engineering > 090506 Structural Engineering
Socio-Economic Objective: E Expanding Knowledge > 97 Expanding Knowledge > 970109 Expanding Knowledge in Engineering

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