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Title: Experimental investigation of stiffness characteristics of Tee joints of Aluminum Honeycomb core sandwich panels with different edging configurations
Authors: Rajkumar, S.
Ravindran, D.
Arul Raj, K.
Pramod Shetty, K.
???metadata.dc.contributor.url???: ccetraj@gmail.com
Keywords: Sandwich panel;Honeycomb core;Edging;Tee joint;Stiffness;Shear strength;Resin;Bonding;Adhesive
Issue Date: 27-Feb-2012
Publisher: Universiti Malaysia Perlis (UniMAP)
???metadata.dc.publisher.department???: Pusat Pengajian Kejuruteraan Mekatronik
Series/Report no.: Proceedings of the International Conference on Applications and Design in Mechanical Engineering 2012 (ICADME 2012)
Abstract: Requirement of light weight materials in aircraft, naval and other applications has necessitated wide spread use of honey comb sandwich panels because of its high strength to weight ratio, high bending stiffness, fire retardant resistance, insulation properties and sound attenuation properties. Aluminum honeycomb is used as core material for sandwich panels: floors, roofs, doors, partitions, working surfaces for automatic machines and for all products which require high degree of flatness and optimal stiffness-to-weight-ratio. These panels have thickness ranging from 3 to 300 mm with cell sizes ranging from 6 to 25 mm, resulting in core density ranging from 20 to 80 kg/m3. In all these applications, extensive joining is required so that the panels can be fabricated to complex shapes. In this paper, various edging and configuration details that have been investigated to secure Tee joints with adequate soundness through adhesive joining methods are presented. The stiffness characteristics and shear strengths of the joints have been determined experimentally. The configuration of each of the Tee joint is discussed and best combinations of edging and configuration are recommended for successful fabrication of complex assemblies with Aluminum honeycomb core sandwich panels.
Description: International Conference on Applications and Design in Mechanical Engineering 2012 (ICADME 2012) organized by School of Mechatronic Engineering, Universiti Malaysia Perlis (UniMAP), 27th - 28th Februari 2012 at Bayview Beach Resort, Penang, Malaysia
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/123456789/20252
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