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ASM Handbook

Composites

Edited by
Daniel B. Miracle
Daniel B. Miracle
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Steven L. Donaldson
Steven L. Donaldson
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ASM International
Volume
21
ISBN electronic:
978-1-62708-195-5
Publication date:
2001
Book Chapter

Lightweight Structural Cores

By
Jim Kindinger
Jim Kindinger
Hexcel Composites
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Published:
2001
Page range:
180 - 183
Publication history
November 01, 2001

Abstract

Lightweight structural cores are used on aircrafts to reduce weight and increase payload and fight distance. This article discusses the classification of lightweight structural cores, namely, honeycomb, balsa, and foam. It reviews the four primary manufacturing methods used to produce honeycomb, including adhesive bonding and expansion, corrugation and adhesive bonding, corrugation and braze welding, and extrusion. The article describes cell configuration and properties of honeycomb. It discusses the factors influencing specification of structural cores, including materials, size, density, mechanical properties, environmental compatibility, formability, durability, and thermal behavior. The article provides information on the benefits and sandwich concepts of sandwich panel containing lightweight structural cores.

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Jim Kindinger, 2001. "Lightweight Structural Cores", Composites, Daniel B. Miracle, Steven L. Donaldson

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