POLYESTER PINNING EFFECT ON FLEXURAL AND VIBRATIONAL CHARACTERISTICS OF FOAM FILLED HONEYCOMB SANDWICH PANELS
Keywords:STRAIN RATE, FLEXURAL, VIBRATION, SANDWICH PANEL, POLYESTER PINS
AbstractPOLYESTER PINS ARE INCORPORATED IN POLYURETHANE FOAM FILLED HONEY-COMB CORE SANDWICH PANEL TO INCREASE THE INTERFACIAL STRENGTH BETWEEN THE FACES AND CORE IN ORDER TO IMPROVE THE PERFORMANCE OF SANDWICH STRUCTURES. FOAM FILLED HONEYCOMB SANDWICH PANEL (FHS) AND PIN INCORPORATED FOAM FILLED HONEYCOMB SANDWICH PANELS (PFHS) WERE DEVELOPED. THE DEVELOPED SANDWICH PANELS ARE TESTED FOR FLEXURAL AND VIBRATION CHARACTERISTICS. THE INFLUENCE OF STRAIN RATES ON FLEXURAL BEHAVIOUR OF SANDWICH PANELS WERE ALSO EVALUATED. THE MATERIAL USED FOR FACE SHEETS AND PINS ARE SAME, ENDS OF PIN ACT AS CHEMICALLY CROSS LINKED POLYESTER JOINT AT THE INTERFACES OF FACES AND CORE IN ADDITION TO THE ADHESIVE AREA. THIS MODIFICATION HAD EFFECTUALLY INCREASED THE INTERFACIAL STRENGTH THEREBY INCREASED THE FLEXURAL AND DAMPING PROPERTIES OF PANELS SIGNIFICANTLY. MOREOVER, INCREASING THE PIN DIAMETER HAS A LARGER EFFECT, WHEREAS, THE STRAIN RATE HAD A MODERATE INFLUENCE ON THE FAILURE LOAD OF BOTH TYPES OF SANDWICH PANELS. THE INVESTIGATION BRINGS TO LIGHT A NOVEL PIN INCORPORATED FOAM FILLED HONEYCOMB SANDWICH PANELS THAT CAN BE USED FOR VARIOUS APPLICATIONS.
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