Low-energy impact response of composite sandwich panels with thermoplastic honeycomb and reentrant cores


Özen İ. , Çava K. , Gedikli H. , Alver Ü. , Aslan M.

THIN-WALLED STRUCTURES, vol.156, 2020 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 156
  • Publication Date: 2020
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.tws.2020.106989
  • Title of Journal : THIN-WALLED STRUCTURES

Abstract

In the present study, the low-energy impact response of woven carbon fibre reinforced plastic (CFRP) composite sandwich panels with thermoplastic honeycomb and reentrant cores was investigated experimentally and numerically under three different impact energies (20 J, 40 J and 70 J). The Acrylonitrile Butadiene Styrene (ABS) honeycomb and reentrant core structures were manufactured in-plane and out-of-plane oriented via 3D printer, and adhesively bonded with two CFRP face sheets. The results indicate that the in-plane reentrant core based composite sandwich panel exhibits better impact strength and energy dissipation behavior than the in-plane and out-of-plane honeycomb core based composite sandwich panels.