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Sustainable Hybrid Composite Sandwich Wall Panel With Natural Fibre Composites As Intermediate Layer


Topic ID
97

Thesis Topic/Title
Sustainable Hybrid Composite Sandwich Wall Panel With Natural Fibre Composites As Intermediate Layer

Description

Providing accommodation in a large scale at relatively affordable price has always been a challenging task. The proposed research is aimed at developing a new type of hybrid composite sandwich wall panel that might be manufactured as modular panelised system. The sustainable hybrid concept will be considered where an intermediate layer made from natural fibres composites (NFC) laminate will be introduced. Natural fibres are a major renewable resource material throughout the world specifically in the tropics.
The research work will be focused on four main stages:
1. An investigation of the mechanical properties of a few different types of natural fibre composites that particularly prepared using vacuum bagging method.
2. An examination of structural behaviour of the hybrid sandwich panels under in-plane shear and out-of-plane bending tests.
3. Developing theoretical models to predict the behaviour of the developed hybrid sandwich panels.
4. A numerical modelling to predict the behaviour of the hybrid sandwich panels. Verification of the model and parametric studies.


Principal Supervisor

Associate Supervisors

Research Affiliations
  • Centre for Future Materials
  • School of Civil Engineering and Surveying

Field of Research
  • Civil Engineering
  • Materials Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering


Application Open Date
29/02/2016

Application Close Date
31/12/2020

USQ Scholarship Applications

Pre-approved for Ethics
No

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