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Sandwich Composites
Fabrication and Characterization

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ISBN 9780367697273
January 26, 2022 Forthcoming by CRC Press
406 Pages 229 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

A composite sandwich panel is a hybrid material made up of constituents such as face sheet, 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. Selection of a material in the sandwich construction is decided based on the cost, availability, strength requirements, ease of manufacturing, machinability, and post-manufacturing process requirements. Sandwich Composites: Fabrication and Characterization provides insight into composite sandwich panels based on the material aspects, mechanical properties, defect characterization, and secondary process after the fabrication, such as drilling and repair.

  • Outlines existing fabrication methods and various materials aspects
  • Covers response of composite sandwich panels to static and dynamic loads
  • Deal with non-destructive evaluation of defects
  • Describes parameters governing the drilling process and repair procedures
  • Offers an overview of the failure prediction using numerical and analytical simulation

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

Table of Contents

Part I: Materials and Processing. 1. Introduction to the Composite Sandwich Panels and Their Fabrication Methods. 2. Foam Core-based Composite Sandwich Panels. 3. Corrugated Core-based Sandwich Panels. 4. Characterization of the Fold Core Sandwich Panels. 5. Metallic Core-based Composite Sandwich Panels. 6. Truss Core-based Composite Sandwich Panels. 7. Smart Composite Sandwich Panels. 8. Composite Sandwich Panels With the Natural Fibre-based Facesheets. 9. Composite Sandwich Panels With the Metallic Facesheets. 10. Characterization of the Thermoplastic-based Composite Sandwich Panels. Part II: Characterization. 11. Low-velocity Impact Response of the Composite Sandwich Panels. 12. Compression Properties of the Composite Sandwich Panels. 13. Failure Behavior and Residual Strength of the Composite Sandwich Panels Subjected to Compression After Impact Testing. 14. Flexural Behavior of the Composite Sandwich Panels.15. Investigation of Blast Loading Response of the Composite Sandwich Panels. 16. High-velocity Impact Properties of the Composite Sandwich Panels. 17. Fatigue Performance of the Composite Sandwich Panels. Part III: Challenges and Applications. 18. Non-destructive Evaluation of Defects and Damage in the Composite Sandwich Panels. 19. Drilling and Repair of the Composite Sandwich Panels. 20. Failure Prediction in the Composite Sandwich Panels by Computational Modeling and Numerical Simulation. 21. Free Vibration Analysis of the Composite Sandwich Panels. 22. Future Research Trend and Applications of Composite Sandwich Panels.

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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. He then chose to continue his master's studies and was graduated with a Master's degree in CAD/CAM from Anna University, Tirunelveli, in 2009. He has obtained his Ph.D. from the Department of Mechanical Engineering – Kalasalingam University (2016). He has 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. 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. 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 the year 2004, obtained his Bachelor of Engineering in Mechanical Engineering from Anna University Chennai in 2007 and Master of Technology in Automotive Engineering from Vellore Institute of Technology, Vellore in 2009. He received his Doctor of Philosophy in Mechanical Engineering (specialized in Biocomposites) from KARE in 2018. He has 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. 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 the year 2010, M. Tech (Computational Analysis in Mechanical Sciences) from VTU Extension Centre, GEC, Hassan, in the year 2013, Ph.D (Faculty of Mechanical Engineering Science) from Visvesvaraya Technological University, Belagavi, India in the year 2017 and Post Doctorate from King Mongkut's University of Technology North Bangkok, Thailand, in the year 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. 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.