1st Edition

Biocomposites for Lightweight Sandwich Structures Engineering Properties and Applications

Edited By M.Y.M. Zuhri, S. M. Sapuan Copyright 2025
    208 Pages 142 B/W Illustrations
    by CRC Press

    Biocomposites for Lightweight Sandwich Structures: Engineering Properties and Applications highlights how the relationship between biocomposites and sandwich structures can provide a unique combination of superior properties that can be optimized for environmentally friendly lightweight applications. It introduces current performance of biocomposites, sandwich structure applications, machining and manufacturing methods, energy-absorbing capabilities, and strengthening techniques of structures, as well as potential, challenges, and future perspectives on performance improvement.

    • Provides latest research on biocomposites and use in lightweight engineering applications.
    • Explores the suitability of core designs using biocomposites and related environmentally friendly materials.
    • Includes recent manufacturing technologies and important performance criteria of sustainable materials for lightweight structures.
    • Discusses existing commercial materials and those that are currently under research and development.

    This comprehensive reference will be of interest to materials, mechanical, and aerospace engineers and those working in related fields interested in development of materials for lightweight designs.

    1. Introduction to Sandwich Structures. 2. Review of Biobased Composite Sandwich Structure. 3. Potential of Using Kenaf Fibre as Core Material in Sandwich Structure Applications. 4. Additive Manufactured Sandwich Structures: Mechanical Characterization on Biocomposites Materials. 5. Recent Advance in Low Velocity Impact Response of Natural Fiber Sandwich Structures. 6. Moisture Absorption Characteristics of Natural Fiber Sandwich Structures in a Humid Environment. 7. Mechanical Behaviours of Ti/Flax/Ti Laminates with Different Surface Treatments of Titanium Sheets. 8. Energy Absorption and Axial Compressive Behavior of Flax and Glass FRP-XPS Insulation Sandwich Panels. 9. Flax and Glass FRP-XPS Insulation Sandwich Panels Under In-Plane and Out-of-Plane Bending. 10. Axial Compression and Flexural Behaviour of Flax Fibre Reinforced Polymer-Balsa Core Sandwich Structures. 11. Natural Fiber-Reinforced Polymer Composites Sandwich Structure in Industrial Sector: A Review Properties and Application


    M.Y.M. Zuhri is a Senior Lecturer at Universiti Putra Malaysia.

    S.M. Sapuan is an A Grade Professor of Composite Materials in the Department of Mechanical and Manufacturing, Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM) and a Head of Laboratory of Biocomposite Technology, INTROP, UPM.