Compressive behavior of fibre reinforced honeycomb cores

Rao, Sanjeev and Banerjee, Sourish and Jayaraman, Krishnan and Bhattacharyya, Debes (2010) Compressive behavior of fibre reinforced honeycomb cores. In: 2008 IUTAM Symposium on Multi-Functional Material Structures and Systems, 10-12 Dec 2008, Bangalore, India.

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Abstract

Honeycomb core sandwich panels have found extensive applications particularly in the aerospace and naval industries. In view of the recent interest in alternative, yet strong and lightweight materials, honeycomb cores are manufactured from sisal fiber-reinforced polypropylene (PP) composites and the out-of-plane compressive behaviour of these cores is investigated. The cell wall material is modeled as a linear elastic, orthotropic plate/lamina and also as a linear elastic, quasi-isotropic material. The failure criteria for the reinforced honeycombs are theoretically developed. Failure maps that can be used for the optimal design of such honeycombs are constructed for a wide range of honeycomb densities. The results indicate a significant improvement in the load carrying capacity of the honeycomb cores after fiber reinforcement.


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Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Commonwealth Reporting Category E) (Paper)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: Accepted version deposited in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher. Note: conference held 2008, published papers are dated 2010.
Depositing User: Dr Sourish Banerjee
Faculty / Department / School: Historic - Faculty of Engineering and Surveying - Department of Agricultural, Civil and Environmental Engineering
Date Deposited: 03 Apr 2011 09:15
Last Modified: 03 Jul 2013 00:29
Uncontrolled Keywords: reinforced honeycombs; compression; failure map; optimal design; sandwich panel; compressive behaviour and modelling; natural fibre
Fields of Research (FOR2008): 09 Engineering > 0912 Materials Engineering > 091202 Composite and Hybrid Materials
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
E Expanding Knowledge > 97 Expanding Knowledge > 970110 Expanding Knowledge in Technology
Identification Number or DOI: doi: 10.1007/978-90-481-3771-8_22
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/18332

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