Microstructural observations and flexural property datasets are provided for aluminum alloy matrix syntactic foam core sandwich composites. The tests are conducted in three-point bending configuration. The data supplied includes methods used for conducting microscopy and mechanical testing. Raw load-displacement data, which is used to plot stress-strain graphs, obtained during the flexural test is also included. Images from a DSLR camera are stitched together to form a detailed failure sequencing video. Failure of specimens is captured in sequential images using a digital camera. These images are stitched together to develop a video for visualization of failure mechanisms. Calculations are also included for a theoretical model that is used to estimate the flexural properties of the syntactic foam core sandwich.
Omar, M. Y., Xiang, C., Gupta, N., Strbik, O. M., & Cho, K. (2015). Data characterizing flexural properties of Al/Al2O3 syntactic foam core metal matrix sandwich. Data in Brief, 5, 564–571. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.dib.2015.09.054