Shear strength optimization of reinforced honeycomb core materials

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Banerjee, S., 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. https://doi.org/10.1080/15376490903398714
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Shear strength optimization of reinforced honeycomb core materials

ERA Journal ID36888
Article CategoryArticle
AuthorsBanerjee, S. (Author), Battley, M. (Author) and Bhattacharyya, D. (Author)
Journal TitleMechanics of Advanced Materials and Structures
Journal Citation17 (7), pp. 542-552
Number of Pages11
Year2010
Place of PublicationUnited States
ISSN1075-9417
1537-6494
1537-6532
Digital Object Identifier (DOI)https://doi.org/10.1080/15376490903398714
Web Address (URL)https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/15376490903398714
Abstract

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.

Keywordshexagonal core; reinforced honeycomb; shear strength; sandwich core; optimization; performance; failure
Contains Sensitive ContentDoes not contain sensitive content
ANZSRC Field of Research 2020401001. Engineering design
401706. Numerical modelling and mechanical characterisation
401707. Solid mechanics
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Byline AffiliationsCentre of Excellence in Engineered Fibre Composites
University of Auckland, New Zealand
Institution of OriginUniversity of Southern Queensland
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