Impact of composite and aluminium face sheets on the properties of the 3D-printed cores under quasi-static three-point bending




Sandwich Panel, PLA, ABS, GFRP, Energy Absorber


3D printers have been the focus of many researchers in recent years. Many thin-walled structures can be produced using 3D printers. One of the thin wall structures that can be made with 3D printers is the core of sandwich panels. In this research, cores with rectangular cross section have been made using Acrylonitrile Butadiene Styrene (ABS) and Polylactic Acid (PLA) filaments. These cores were reinforced using aluminum and composite face sheets and subjected to a three-point bending test. Glass fibers with a density of 200 g/m2 were used to make composite shells. The results showed that the addition of aluminum and composite face sheets, although increasing the flexural strength, greatly reduces the flexibility of the core.


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Author Biography

Diyar N. Qader, University of Kirkuk

Civil Engineering Department 


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How to Cite

N. Qader, D., Sirwan, R. and Kamal Ali, M. (2024) “Impact of composite and aluminium face sheets on the properties of the 3D-printed cores under quasi-static three-point bending”, Electronic Journal of Structural Engineering, 24(1), pp. 12–15. doi: 10.56748/ejse.24543.