Banerjee, S. and Battley, M. and Bhattacharyya, D. (2010) Shear strength optimization of reinforced honeycomb core materials. Mechanics of Advanced Materials and Structures, 17 (7). pp. 542-552. ISSN 1537-6494
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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/15376490903398714
Identification Number or DOI: doi: 10.1080/15376490903398714
This paper studies the performance of novel honeycomb materials with the cell walls made of natural fibre reinforced thermoplastics. It focuses on developing a methodology for the maximization of the specific transverse shear strength of reinforced honeycombs and prediction of the corresponding cell geometry. The load carrying capacity of wood fibre reinforced polypropylene honeycomb shows a substantial improvement as compared to that of a polypropylene honeycomb of the same density. Theoretical predictions agree well with the experimental results. Excellent performance of the reinforced polypropylene honeycombs indicates a promising future for such materials.
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|Uncontrolled Keywords:||hexagonal core; reinforced honeycomb; shear strength; sandwich core; optimization; performance; failure|
|Fields of Research (FOR2008):||12 Built Environment and Design > 1204 Engineering Design > 120402 Engineering Design Knowledge|
09 Engineering > 0913 Mechanical Engineering > 091307 Numerical Modelling and Mechanical Characterisation
09 Engineering > 0913 Mechanical Engineering > 091308 Solid Mechanics
|Socio-Economic Objective (SEO2008):||E Expanding Knowledge > 97 Expanding Knowledge > 970109 Expanding Knowledge in Engineering|
|Deposited On:||07 Mar 2011 15:57|
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