Paper number 1306
|PROPERTIES OF CORE MATERIALS FOR SANDWICH STRUCTURES|
R. M. Christensen and B. Kim
Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, P.O. Box 808, L-355, Livermore, CA 94550, USA and Stanford University, Stanford, CA 94305, USA
|Summary||Sandwich structures have been used in numerous aspects of aircraft construction and they are coming into widespread usage in marine applications. Typical sandwich structures are made up of two thin, stiff, strong faces separated by a very lightweight material known as the core. By choosing appropriate core materials based on intended applications, not only are sandwich panels able to achieve high stiffness, and strengths comparable to those of single solid panels, but also great savings in weight.
||Keywords|| sandwich structures, core materials, stiffness properties, strength properties.
Theme : Industrial Applications ; Marine Applications
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