Experimental Study of Stress-Strain Behaviour of Open-Cell Aluminium Foam Sandwich Panel for Automotive Structural Part


  • Nur Asmawiyah Ibrahim International Islamic University Malaysia
  • Muataz Hazza International Islamic University Malaysia
  • Erry Yulian Triblas Adesta International Islamic University Malaysia
  • Nor Amalina Endut International Islamic University Malaysia
  • Asyfiq Hanif Asman International Islamic University Malaysia




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 thickness is investigated. Design of experiment was developed according to JUMP (JMP) statistical software and experimental work was done using universal testing machine. The stress-strain behavior was analysed. The result shows that the effect of skin to core ratio is significant on the stress-strain behavior.


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How to Cite

Ibrahim, N. A., Hazza, M., Adesta, E. Y. T., Endut, N. A., & Asman, A. H. (2017). Experimental Study of Stress-Strain Behaviour of Open-Cell Aluminium Foam Sandwich Panel for Automotive Structural Part. International Journal of Engineering Materials and Manufacture, 2(2), 25–30. https://doi.org/10.26776/ijemm.02.02.2017.01