Fracture properties of novel aluminum foam sandwich structures

W. J. Cantwell, P. Compston, G. Reyes

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The fracture properties and impact response of a glass fiber reinforced polypropylene sandwich structure are investigated based on a high performance closed cell aluminum foam. The skin-core interfacial fracture properties are analyzed through a simple fracture mechanics test using the three point bend sandwich geometry. A number of impact tests are conducted on simple beam-type samples to study the failure process under dynamic loading conditions.

Original languageBritish English
Pages (from-to)2205-2208
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Materials Science Letters
Issue number24
StatePublished - 2000


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