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Transverse Shear Behavior of a Nomex Core for Sandwich Panels

The out-of-plane transverse shear characteristics of a Nomex honeycomb core have been studied. Finite-element analyses were performed to find the equivalent transverse shear moduli of the honeycomb core by using a unit-cell-based modeling approach with account of the orthotropic nature of Nomex paper. The results obtained are compared with those of three theoretical approaches. The differences between the numerical and theoretical results are attributed to the isotropic behavior of the basic core material considered in the theoretical approaches.

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Correspondence to M. A. Nasir.

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Russian translation published in Mekhanika Kompozitnykh Materialov, Vol. 50, No. 6, pp. 1025-1032 , November-December, 2014.

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Nasir, M.A., Khan, Z., Farooqi, I. et al. Transverse Shear Behavior of a Nomex Core for Sandwich Panels. Mech Compos Mater 50, 733–738 (2015). https://doi.org/10.1007/s11029-015-9462-2

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Keywords

  • Nomex honeycomb
  • transverse shear moduli
  • finite-element analysis