Effect of pre-existing damage on structural integrity of honeycomb core sandwich panels

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dc.contributor Allison, Paul Galon
dc.contributor Barkey, Mark E.
dc.contributor.advisor Jordon, J. Brian
dc.contributor.author King, William
dc.date.accessioned 2018-12-14T18:11:39Z
dc.date.available 2018-12-14T18:11:39Z
dc.date.issued 2018
dc.identifier.other u0015_0000001_0003054
dc.identifier.other King_alatus_0004M_13495
dc.identifier.uri http://ir.ua.edu/handle/123456789/5186
dc.description Electronic Thesis or Dissertation
dc.description.abstract This work presents an experimental and numerical investigation of the effects of pre-existing core damage on aluminum honeycomb core composite sandwich structures. Quasi static flexural and compression experiments were performed, where the effects of core damage on the shear modulus and Young’s modulus were quantified. In addition, finite element analysis was performed on the sandwich structures to elucidate the effects of the core damage on the structural response. Comparisons of experimental and finite element responses are presented for sandwich structures consisting of carbon fiber face sheets and an aluminum honeycomb core. The pre-existing core damage is observed to cause up to an 8% reduction in shear modulus and a 9% reduction in elastic modulus. It is also determined that the presence of pre-existing core damage results in an asymmetrical compressive load distribution in the composite structures.
dc.format.extent 45 p.
dc.format.medium electronic
dc.format.mimetype application/pdf
dc.language English
dc.language.iso en_US
dc.publisher University of Alabama Libraries
dc.relation.ispartof The University of Alabama Electronic Theses and Dissertations
dc.relation.ispartof The University of Alabama Libraries Digital Collections
dc.relation.hasversion born digital
dc.rights All rights reserved by the author unless otherwise indicated.
dc.subject.other Mechanical engineering
dc.title Effect of pre-existing damage on structural integrity of honeycomb core sandwich panels
dc.type thesis
dc.type text
etdms.degree.department University of Alabama. Department of Mechanical Engineering
etdms.degree.discipline Mechanical Engineering
etdms.degree.grantor The University of Alabama
etdms.degree.level master's
etdms.degree.name M.S.


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