Hygro-Thermo-Mechanical Responses of Balsa Wood Core Sandwich Composite Beam Exposed to Fire

Van, Luan Tran and Legrand, Vincent and Casari, Pascal and Sankaran, Revathy and Show, Pau Loke and Berenjian, Aydin and Lay, Chyi How (2020) Hygro-Thermo-Mechanical Responses of Balsa Wood Core Sandwich Composite Beam Exposed to Fire. Processes, 8 (1). p. 103. ISSN 2227-9717, DOI https://doi.org/10.3390/pr8010103.

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Official URL: https://doi.org/10.3390/pr8010103


In this study, the hygro-thermo-mechanical responses of balsa core sandwich structured composite was investigated by using experimental, analytical and numerical results. These investigations were performed on two types of specimen conditions: dry and moisture saturation sandwich composite specimens that are composed of E-glass/polyester skins bonded to a balsa core. The wet specimens were immersed in distilled water at 40 °C until saturated with water. The both dry and wet sandwich composite specimens were heated by fire. The mass loss kinetic and the mechanical properties were investigated by using a cone calorimeter following the ISO 5660 standard and three-point bending mechanical test device. Experimental data show that the permeability and fire resistance of the sandwich structure are controlled by two composite skins. Obtained results allow us to understand the Hygro-Thermo-Mechanical Responses of the sandwich structured composite under application conditions. © 2019 by the authors.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: sandwich composite fire; mechanical responses; moisture content; balsa core; mass loss kinetic; buckling failure
Subjects: Q Science > QH Natural history
T Technology > TJ Mechanical engineering and machinery
T Technology > TP Chemical technology
Divisions: Faculty of Science > Institute of Biological Sciences
Depositing User: Ms. Juhaida Abd Rahim
Date Deposited: 11 Jun 2020 00:39
Last Modified: 11 Jun 2020 00:39
URI: http://eprints.um.edu.my/id/eprint/24781

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