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Experimental study of stress-strain behaviour of open-cell aluminium foam sandwich panel for automotive structural part

Ibrahim, Nur Asmawiyah and Al Hazza, Muataz Hazza Faizi and Adesta, Erry Yulian Triblas and Endut, Nor Amalina and Asman, Asyfiq Hanif (2017) Experimental study of stress-strain behaviour of open-cell aluminium foam sandwich panel for automotive structural part. International Journal of Engineering Materials and ManufactureInternational Journal of Engineering Materials and Manufacture, 2 (2). pp. 25-30. E-ISSN 0128-1852

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Because of high stiffness and strength to weight ratio, aluminium foam sandwich (AFS) has huge advantage in automotive industries in order to reduce the vehicle’s weight which consequently will reduce the fuel consumption. While reducing the weight, AFS must also maintain high strength and durability compared to other competitive materials used which perform same functionalities. AFS had been proved its suitability for industrial application by previous researchers such as in aerospace, automotive and architecture. However, there is still a gap need to be filled in order to expand the use of the AFS in another application. In this paper, the tensile strength of AFS panel made of from aluminium skin sheets and open-cell aluminium foam core with various thicknesses is investigated. To achieve the objectives of the research, experimental work has been conducted. Full factorial of two independent factors: core thickness with two levels and skin thickness with three levels. JMP software (version 11) has been used to analyse the data. Experimental work was done using universal testing machine. The stress-strain behaviour was analysed. The result shows that the effect of skin to core ratio is significant on the stress-strain behaviour.

Item Type: Article (Journal)
Additional Information: 6852/57482
Uncontrolled Keywords: Aluminium foam sandwich, design of experiment, stress-strain curve, tensile strength, open-cell
Subjects: T Technology > T Technology (General)
T Technology > TL Motor vehicles. Aeronautics. Astronautics > TL1 Motor vehicles
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Kulliyyah of Engineering > Department of Manufacturing and Materials Engineering
Depositing User: Dr Muataz Hazza Alhazza
Date Deposited: 06 Jul 2017 16:48
Last Modified: 17 Jul 2017 12:05
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/57482

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