Title

Numerical Analysis of a Novel Thermoplastic Sandwich Core Material

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

7-2000

Publication Title

Journal of Sandwich Structures and Materials

Volume

1332

Issue

3

First Page

215

Last Page

224

Abstract

A numerical investigation of the behavior of a novel thermoplastic honeycomb core material was conducted. This sandwich core material, known as Norcore®, consists of interconnected cells in a unique configuration of truncated pyramid with sloping cell walls. A finite element model of the unit cell structure was constructed using shell elements. Mechanical properties of polycarbonate core specimens of 25.4 mm and 50.8 mm thickness without facings reported by the manufacturer were used for comparisons with finite element analysis.