This paper presents the
significance analysis of a new type of hybrid composite sandwich wall panel
which can be manufactured as modular panelised system. Two different types of
natural fibers reinforced plastics (NFRP) laminate were incorporated into the
new sandwich panel as an intermediate layer. The significance analysis in this
research has been carried out using analysis of variance (ANOVA). As the aim of
the analysis is to select the most appropriate natural fiber composites for the
intermediate layer, the experiments were arranged as a single factor experiment
in which 3 levels of a factor have been examined. The factor refers to the type
of intermediate layer used in the sandwich panel. The result of this study
shows that the incorporation of intermediate layer has significantly enhanced
the load carrying capacity of the sandwich panels.
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