Experimental characterization of phenolic-impregnated honeycomb sandwich structures for transportation vehicles

A. Zinno, A. Prota, E. Di Maio, C. E. Bakis

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Abstract

In the present paper the main outcomes of an experimental characterization on phenolic impregnated honeycomb sandwich structures are presented. The experimental investigations addressed both the static and dynamic properties of novel sandwich material, manufactured expressly for transportation industry and both the structural and impact behavior of the sandwich configuration. Moreover in order to fulfill design requirements, the prediction of the material properties and structural behaviors of sandwich structures due to environmental degradation have been assessed using accelerated aging tests. The outcomes herein presented provide information for the modification of design parameters to minimize the influences of the environmental factors and the adverse effect of in-service impact events.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)2910-2924
Number of pages15
JournalComposite Structures
Volume93
Issue number11
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 2011

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Ceramics and Composites
  • Civil and Structural Engineering

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