Flexural behavior of balsa wood cores reinforced with inorganic carbon composite

James W Giancaspro, P. Balaguru, Richard Lyon

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Abstract

High strength carbon fiber sheets were laminated onto lightweight balsa cores to obtain rigid and high strength sandwich beams. The inorganic matrix, called Geopolymer, cures at room temperature and is resistant up to 1000°C. The primary variables investigated were the thickness of the balsa wood core and the amount and type of carbon reinforcement on the facings. Sixty beams were tested in flexure to determine the static load-deflection response of this sandwich composite. The results and analysis indicate that the composite sandwich panels are viable in terms of fabrication and bond between the inorganic polymer and the balsa wood core. The system offers a lightweight fire-resistant structural component. The beams were analyzed as reinforced wood beams using the concepts of reinforced concrete. The results indicate that load-bearing beams and slabs can be designed to satisfy a specified load requirement.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationInternational SAMPE Symposium and Exhibition (Proceedings)
Pages530-541
Number of pages12
Volume47 I
StatePublished - 2002
Externally publishedYes
Event47th International SAMPE Symposium and Exhibition - Long Beach, CA, United States
Duration: May 12 2002May 16 2002

Other

Other47th International SAMPE Symposium and Exhibition
CountryUnited States
CityLong Beach, CA
Period5/12/025/16/02

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Wood
Carbon
Composite materials
Bearings (structural)
Geopolymers
Inorganic polymers
Facings
Carbon fibers
Reinforced concrete
Reinforcement
Fires
Fabrication
Temperature
carbon fiber

Keywords

  • Core materials
  • Fire resistance
  • Sandwich composites

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Chemical Engineering(all)
  • Chemical Engineering (miscellaneous)
  • Building and Construction
  • Polymers and Plastics

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Giancaspro, J. W., Balaguru, P., & Lyon, R. (2002). Flexural behavior of balsa wood cores reinforced with inorganic carbon composite. In International SAMPE Symposium and Exhibition (Proceedings) (Vol. 47 I, pp. 530-541)

Flexural behavior of balsa wood cores reinforced with inorganic carbon composite. / Giancaspro, James W; Balaguru, P.; Lyon, Richard.

International SAMPE Symposium and Exhibition (Proceedings). Vol. 47 I 2002. p. 530-541.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Giancaspro, JW, Balaguru, P & Lyon, R 2002, Flexural behavior of balsa wood cores reinforced with inorganic carbon composite. in International SAMPE Symposium and Exhibition (Proceedings). vol. 47 I, pp. 530-541, 47th International SAMPE Symposium and Exhibition, Long Beach, CA, United States, 5/12/02.
Giancaspro JW, Balaguru P, Lyon R. Flexural behavior of balsa wood cores reinforced with inorganic carbon composite. In International SAMPE Symposium and Exhibition (Proceedings). Vol. 47 I. 2002. p. 530-541
Giancaspro, James W ; Balaguru, P. ; Lyon, Richard. / Flexural behavior of balsa wood cores reinforced with inorganic carbon composite. International SAMPE Symposium and Exhibition (Proceedings). Vol. 47 I 2002. pp. 530-541
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