The Energy-absorbing Characteristics of Single Spherical-roof Contoured-core (SRCC) Cell with Composite Materials

  • Quanjin Ma Structural Performance Materials Engineering (SUPREME) Focus Group, Faculty of Mechanical and Automotive Engineering Technology, Universiti Malaysia Pahang, 26600 Pekan, Pahang, Malaysia
  • M.R. M. Rejab Structural Performance Materials Engineering (SUPREME) Focus Group, Faculty of Mechanical and Automotive Engineering Technology, Universiti Malaysia Pahang, 26600 Pekan, Pahang, Malaysia. Phone: +60172667860
  • Shaofu Kang School of Mechanical Engineering, Ningxia University, 750021 Yinchuan, China
  • M.S. Idris Structural Performance Materials Engineering (SUPREME) Focus Group, Faculty of Mechanical and Automotive Engineering Technology, Universiti Malaysia Pahang, 26600 Pekan, Pahang, Malaysia
  • M.A.A. M.Zin Structural Performance Materials Engineering (SUPREME) Focus Group, Faculty of Mechanical and Automotive Engineering Technology, Universiti Malaysia Pahang, 26600 Pekan, Pahang, Malaysia
Keywords: Energy-absorbing characteristics; Spherical-roof; Contoured-core; Sandwich panel; Quasi-static loading

Abstract

It is a challenging task to manufacture the novel lightweight sandwich panel with different composite materials. The aim of this paper is to study the energy-absorbing characteristics of single spherical-roof contoured-core cell with carbon, glass and aramid fibre reinforced plastics, which were fabricated through compression moulding technique. The quasi-static compression test was carried out to investigate the compressive properties and crushing behaviour of the single contoured-core cell. It was demonstrated that the single spherical-roof contoured-core with aramid fibre reinforced plastic provided the highest specific energy absorption value of 0.69 kJ and the lowest compressive stiffness of 30.43 kN/mm compared to carbon and glass fibre reinforced plastics. Furthermore, it was observed that matrix cracks, fibre fracture and laminate bending are the main failure modes of the single contoured-core cell under quasi-static loading.

Author Biography

Quanjin Ma, Structural Performance Materials Engineering (SUPREME) Focus Group, Faculty of Mechanical and Automotive Engineering Technology, Universiti Malaysia Pahang, 26600 Pekan, Pahang, Malaysia

Currently Ma Quanjin is pursuing the PhD Degree at the Faculty of Mechanical & Automotive Engineering Technology, Universiti Malaysia Pahang, Malaysia. The PhD research topic is failure behaviour of composite spherical-roof contoured-core sandwich panel. His research interests are composites, filament winding process, sandwich structure, machine development etc. Looking forward to having related research cooperations on these topics. Email: neromaquanjin@gmail.com / maquanjin123@sina.com

Published
2020-12-27
How to Cite
Ma, Q., M. Rejab, M., Kang, S., Idris, M., & M.Zin, M. (2020). The Energy-absorbing Characteristics of Single Spherical-roof Contoured-core (SRCC) Cell with Composite Materials. International Journal of Automotive and Mechanical Engineering, 17(4), 8265 -. https://doi.org/10.15282/ijame.17.4.2020.04.0624