Impact behaviour of a new Hemp/Carbon sandwich structure

Dario De Fazio, Luca Boccarusso, Stefano Cuomo, Massimo Durante, Fabrizio Memola Capece Minutolo, Michele Meo, Kostas Myronidis, Fulvio Pinto

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This paper aims to present a new sandwich structure comprising of a grid hemp core and carbon skins. Two typology of hemp cores (7 and 8 mm in thickness) that mainly differ in the density values (0.36 and 0.63 g/cm3) were produced by an ad hoc manufacturing process and adopted to produce the sandwich structures under investigation. Aiming to extend the use of natural fibre composites (NFCs) for applications where high impact resistance is required and to replace common materials used as cores with more eco-friendly ones like the proposed hemp core, low velocity impact (LVI) tests and non-destructive (ND) tests were carried out.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)432-436
Number of pages5
JournalProcedia CIRP
Publication statusPublished - 31 Dec 2021
Event14th CIRP Conference on Intelligent Computation in Manufacturing Engineering, CIRP ICME 2020 - Naples, Italy
Duration: 15 Jul 202017 Jul 2020


  • Hemp
  • Hemp Core
  • Hybrid sandwich strucure
  • Impact
  • Non destructive test

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Control and Systems Engineering
  • Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering


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