406 Pages 229 B/W Illustrations
    by CRC Press

    A composite sandwich panel is a hybrid material made up of constituents such as a face sheet, a core, and adhesive film for bonding the face sheet and core together. Advances in materials have provided designers with several choices for developing sandwich structures with advanced functionalities. The selection of a material in the sandwich construction is based on the cost, availability, strength requirements, ease of manufacturing, machinability, and post-manufacturing process requirements. Sandwich Composites: Fabrication and Characterization provides insights into composite sandwich panels based on the material aspects, mechanical properties, defect characterization, and secondary processes after the fabrication, such as drilling and repair.


    • Outlines existing fabrication methods and various materials aspects
    • Examines composite sandwich panels made of different face sheets and core materials
    • Covers the response of composite sandwich panels to static and dynamic loads
    • Describes parameters governing the drilling process and repair procedures
    • Discusses the applications of composite sandwich panels in various fields
    • Explores the role of 3D printing in the fabrication of composite sandwich panels

    Due to the wide scope of the topics covered, this book is suitable for researchers and scholars in the research and development of composite sandwich panels. This book can also be used as a reference by professionals and engineers interested in understanding the factors governing the material properties, material response, and the failure behavior under various mechanical loads.

    1. Introduction to Sandwich Composite Panels and Their Fabrication Methods

    Athul Joseph, Vinyas Mahesh, Vishwas Mahesh, and Dineshkumar Harursampath

    2. Corrugated Core- and Fold Core-Based Sandwich Panels

    A. Farrokhabadi and M. Naghdi Nasab

    3. Metallic Core- and Truss Core-Based Composite Sandwich Panels

    Jin-Shui Yang and Shuang Li

    4. Composite Sandwich Panels with the Metallic Facesheets

    Lin Feng Ng and Kathiravan Subramaniam

    5. Failure Behavior and Residual Strength of the Composite Sandwich Panels Subjected to Compression after Impact Testing

    Dhaneshwar Mishra, Charanjeet Singh Tumrate, and Anoop Kumar Mukhopadhyay

    6. Low-Velocity Impact Response of the Composite Sandwich Panels

    Vishwas Mahesh, Vinyas Mahesh, and Dineshkumar Harursampath

    7. High-Velocity Impact Properties of the Composite Sandwich Panels

    Hossein Ebrahimnezhad-Khaljiri

    8. Investigation of Blast Loading Response of the Composite Sandwich Panels

    Hukum Chand Dewangan, Subrata Kumar Panda, Nitin Sharma, and Chetan Kumar Hirwani

    9. Flexural Behavior of Reinforced Concrete Sandwich Wall Panels Enabled by Fiber-Reinforced Polymer (FRP) Connectors

    Junqi Huang, Sushil Kumar, and Jian-Guo Dai

    10. Axial Behavior of Reinforced Concrete Sandwich Wall Panels Enabled by Fiber-Reinforced Polymer (FRP) Connectors

    Jian-Guo Dai, Sushil Kumar, and Junqi Huang

    11. Enhanced Failure Behavior for Sandwiches with Hybrid Wire Mesh/FRP Face Sheets

    Çağrı Uzay and Necdet Geren

    12. Low-Velocity Impact Behaviour of Textile-Reinforced Composite Sandwich Panels

    B.K. Behera, Manya Jain, Lekhani Tripathi, and Soumya Choudhury

    13. Drilling and Repair of the Composite Sandwich Panels

    Shashikant Verma, Lalit Ranakoti, Brijesh Gangil, and Manoj Kumar Gupta

    14. Composite Sandwich Structures in the Marine Applications

    Thuy Thi Thu Nguyen, Tuan Anh Le, and Quang Huy Tran

    15. Composite Sandwich Structures in Aerospace Applications

    Erik Vargas-Rojas

    16. Crashworthiness Applications of the Composite Sandwich Structures

    S. Hassouna, M. Janane Allah, and A. Timesli

    17. Role of 3D Printing in the Fabrication of Composite Sandwich Structures

    Athul Joseph, Vinyas Mahesh, Vishwas Mahesh, Dineshkumar Harursampath, and Vasu Mallesha


    Dr. Senthilkumar Krishnasamy is currently working as Research Scientist at King Mongkut's University of Technology North Bangkok (KMUTNB). He had been working in the Department of Mechanical Engineering, Kalasalingam Academy of Research and Education (KARE), India, from 2010 to 2018 (October). He graduated as a Bachelor in Mechanical Engineering from Anna University, Chennai in 2005 and graduated with a Master's degree in CAD/CAM from Anna University, Tirunelveli, in 2009. He obtained his Ph.D. from the Department of Mechanical Engineering – Kalasalingam University (2016). He completed his postdoctoral fellowship at King Mongkut's University of Technology (KMUTNB) North Bangkok and Universiti Putra Malaysia, Serdang, Selangor, Malaysia and under the research topics of ‘Sisal composites and Fabrication of Eco-friendly hybrid green composites on tribological properties in a medium-scale application and Experimental investigations on mechanical, morphological, thermal and structural properties of kenaf fibre/mat epoxy composites, respectively. His area of research interests includes modification and treatment of natural fibres, nanocomposites, hybrid reinforced polymer composites. He has published research papers in international journals, book chapters and conferences in the field of natural fibre composites. He is also editing books from different publishers. https://scholar.google.com/citations?user=DG7lhXMAAAAJ&hl=en

    Dr. Chandrasekar Muthukumar is presently working as an Assistant Professor in the School of Aeronautical Sciences, Hindustan Institute of Technology & Science, Chennai, India. He graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Aeronautical Engineering from Kumaraguru College of Technology, Coimbatore, India. His Master’s degree in Aerospace Engineering was from Nanyang Technological University-TUM ASIA, Singapore. He received his Ph.D. in Aerospace Engineering from Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM), Malaysia. His Ph.D. was funded through the research grant from the Ministry of Education, Malaysia. During his association with the UPM, he has obtained an internal research fund from the University worth 16,000 MYR and 20,000 MYR, respectively. His research interests include Fibre Metal Laminate (FML), natural fibres, bio-composites, aging, and their characterization. He has authored and co-authored research articles in the peer-reviewed SCI journals, book chapters and conference proceedings on the Bio-composites. He is a peer reviewer for the Journal of Industrial Textiles, Journal of Composite Materials, Polymer Composites, Materials Research Express, and Journal of Natural Fibres. https://scholar.google.com/citations?user=csYGfZsAAAAJ&hl=en

    Dr. Senthil Muthu Kumar Thiagamani is working as Associate Professor in the School of Automotive and Mechanical Engineering at Kalasalingam Academy of Research and Education (KARE), Tamil Nadu, India. He received his Diploma in Mechanical Engineering from the Directorate of Technical Education, Tamil Nadu in 2004, Bachelor of Engineering in Mechanical Engineering from Anna University, Chennai in 2007 and Master of Technology in Automotive Engineering from Vellore Institute of Technology in 2009. He received his Doctor of Philosophy in Mechanical Engineering (specialized in Biocomposites) from KARE in 2018. He also completed his Postdoctoral Research from the Mechanical and Process Engineering Department at The Sirindhorn International Thai-German Graduate School of Engineering (TGGS), KMUTNB, Thailand. He started his academic career as Assistant Professor in Mechanical Engineering at Kalasalingam University in 2010. He has around 10 years of teaching and research experience. He is also a visiting researcher at KMUTNB. He is a member of international societies such as the Society of Automotive Engineers and the International Association of Advanced Materials. He won the Researcher Incentive Award in 2018 at KARE. His research interests include biodegradable polymer composites and characterization. He has authored more than 25 peer-reviewed journal articles and book chapters. He is currently editing three books in the theme of Biocomposites. https://scholar.google.com/citations?user=lWymY6YAAAAJ&hl=en

    Dr. Sanjay Mavinkere Rangappa is currently working as Research Scientist at King Mongkut’s University of Technology North Bangkok, Bangkok, Thailand. He has received the B. E (Mechanical Engineering) from Visvesvaraya Technological University, Belagavi, India in 2010, M. Tech (Computational Analysis in Mechanical Sciences) from VTU Extension Centre, GEC, Hassan, in 2013, Ph.D (Faculty of Mechanical Engineering Science) from Visvesvaraya Technological University, Belagavi, India 2017 and Postdoctorate from King Mongkut's University of Technology North Bangkok, Thailand, in 2019. He is a Life Member of Indian Society for Technical Education (ISTE) and Associate Member of Institute of Engineers (India). He is a reviewer for more than 50 international journals (for Elsevier, Springer, Sage, Taylor & Francis, Wiley), book proposals and international conferences. In addition, he has published more than 100 articles in high quality international peer reviewed journals, 3 editorial corner, 30+ book chapters, one book, 15 books as an editor and also presented research papers at national/international conferences. His current research areas include natural fiber composites, polymer composites and advanced material technology. He is a recipient of DAAD Academic exchange-PPP Programme (Project- related Personnel Exchange) between Thailand and Germany to Institute of Composite Materials, University of Kaiserslautern, Germany. He has received a Top Peer Reviewer 2019 award, Global Peer Review Awards, Powdered by Publons, Web of Science Group. https://scholar.google.com/citations?user=al91CasAAAAJ&hl=en

    Prof. Dr.-Ing. habil. Suchart Siengchin is President of King Mongkut's University of Technology North Bangkok (KMUTNB), Thailand. He received his Dipl.-Ing. in Mechanical Engineering from University of Applied Sciences Giessen/Friedberg, Hessen, Germany in 1999, M.Sc. in Polymer Technology from University of Applied Sciences Aalen, Baden-Wuerttemberg, Germany in 2002, M.Sc. in Material Science at the Erlangen-Nürnberg University, Bayern, Germany in 2004, Doctor of Philosophy in Engineering (Dr.-Ing.) from Institute for Composite Materials, University of Kaiserslautern, Rheinland-Pfalz, Germany in 2008 and Postdoctoral Research from Kaiserslautern University and School of Materials Engineering, Purdue University, USA. In 2016 he received the habilitation at the Chemnitz University in Sachen, Germany. He worked as a Lecturer for Production and Material Engineering Department at The Sirindhorn International Thai-German Graduate School of Engineering (TGGS), KMUTNB. He has been full Professor at KMUTNB and became the President of KMUTNB. He won the Outstanding Researcher Award in 2010, 2012 and 2013 at KMUTNB. His research interests in Polymer Processing and Composite Material. He is Editor-in-Chief: KMUTNB International Journal of Applied Science and Technology and the author of more than 150 peer reviewed journal articles. He has participated with presentations in more than 39 international and national conferences with respect to Materials Science and Engineering topics. https://scholar.google.com/citations?user=BNZEC7cAAAAJ&hl=en