The Potential of Agglomerated Cork for Sandwich Structures: A Systematic Investigation of Physical, Thermal, and Mechanical Properties

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dc.contributor.author Sergi, Claudia
dc.contributor.author Tirillò, Jacopo
dc.contributor.author Sarasini, Fabrizio
dc.contributor.author Barbero Pozuelo, Enrique
dc.contributor.author Sánchez Sáez, Sonia
dc.contributor.author Burgstaller, Christoph
dc.date.accessioned 2020-12-10T16:18:35Z
dc.date.available 2020-12-10T16:18:35Z
dc.date.issued 2019-12-17
dc.identifier.bibliographicCitation Sergi, C.; Tirillò, J.; Sarasini, F.; Barbero Pozuelo, E.; Sanchez Saez, S.; Burgstaller, C. The Potential of Agglomerated Cork for Sandwich Structures: A Systematic Investigation of Physical, Thermal, and Mechanical Properties. Polymers 2019, 11, 2118.
dc.identifier.issn 2073-4360
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10016/31573
dc.description.abstract Considering the major role played by sandwich structures in many fields where high stiffness-to-weight ratio is required, the selection of a suitable core material is of paramount importance. In order to face the environmental problems related to waste disposal, the selection of an eco-friendly core material is now included in the design criteria of sandwich structures. Agglomerated cork is recognized as a good solution that combines satisfactory mechanical performances and eco-sustainability. Many research studies individually addressed cork’s morphological, thermal, and mechanical features without providing a comprehensive overview of the relationships that exist between them. In this work, the investigation of the peculiar cork morphology allowed learning more about its good insulation capacity and its impressive recovery capability. The use of dynamic mechanical analysis (DMA) and thermogravimetric analysis (TGA) clarified the influence of temperature on both flexural and compressive performances. The effect of testing parameters such as temperature and speed on agglomerated cork properties was validated through statistical analysis. Moreover, to highlight agglomerated cork advantages and drawbacks, the work provides also a comparison with more traditional polyvinylchloride (PVC) foams commonly used in industrial applications.
dc.description.sponsorship Part of this work was implemented within the co-creation experiment at Sapienza Università di Roma in the framework of the H2020 project FIT4RRI, G.A. n. 741477. This project received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation program under grant agreement No. 741477. The APC was funded by the project FIT4RRI.
dc.language.iso eng
dc.publisher MDPI
dc.rights © 2019 by the authors
dc.rights Atribución 3.0 España
dc.rights.uri http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/es/
dc.subject.other Agglomerated cork
dc.subject.other PVC foam
dc.subject.other Bio-based core
dc.subject.other Eco-friendly
dc.subject.other Morphological characterization
dc.subject.other Thermal characterization
dc.subject.other TGA
dc.subject.other DMA
dc.subject.other Thermal conductivity
dc.subject.other Wettability
dc.title The Potential of Agglomerated Cork for Sandwich Structures: A Systematic Investigation of Physical, Thermal, and Mechanical Properties
dc.type article
dc.subject.eciencia Ingeniería Mecánica
dc.identifier.doi https://doi.org/10.3390/polym11122118
dc.rights.accessRights openAccess
dc.relation.projectID info:eu-repo/grantAgreement/EC/H2020/741477/FIT4RRI
dc.type.version publishedVersion
dc.identifier.publicationfirstpage 2118
dc.identifier.publicationissue 12
dc.identifier.publicationtitle Polymers
dc.identifier.publicationvolume 11
dc.identifier.uxxi AR/0000026154
dc.contributor.funder European Commission
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