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Experimental Investigation on the Energy Absorption Capability of Foam-filled Nomex Honeycomb Structure

Wan Abdul Hamid, Wan Luqman Hakim and Aminanda, Yulfian and Shaik Dawood, Mohd. Sultan Ibrahim (2013) Experimental Investigation on the Energy Absorption Capability of Foam-filled Nomex Honeycomb Structure. Applied Mechanics and Materials, 393. pp. 460-466. ISSN 1660-9336

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The effect of low density filler material comprising polyurethane foam on the axial crushing resistance of Nomex honeycomb under quasi-static compression conditions was analyzed. Honeycombs with two different densities, two different heights and similar cell size, along with five different densities of polyurethane foams were used in the research. A total of 14 unfilled Nomex honeycombs, 15 polyurethane foams, and 39 foam-filled Nomex honeycombs were subjected to quasi-static compression loading. The crushing load and capability of foam-filled Nomex honeycomb structure in absorbing the energy were found to increase significantly since the cell walls of honeycomb were strengthened by the foam filler; the walls did not buckle at the very beginning of compression loading. The failure mechanism of the foam-filled honeycomb was analyzed and compared with the unfilled honeycomb.

Item Type: Article (Journal)
Additional Information: 5168/34927
Uncontrolled Keywords: foam-filled structure; honeycomb; polyurethane foam; quasi-static compression
Subjects: T Technology > TA Engineering (General). Civil engineering (General) > TA349 Mechanics of engineering. Applied mechanics
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Kulliyyah of Engineering
Depositing User: Prof Dr Ing yulfian aminanda
Date Deposited: 27 Jan 2014 13:05
Last Modified: 27 Jan 2014 13:05
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/34927

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