WHAT IS HONEYCOMB
The major usage of honeycomb is for structural applications. The benefit here is ____ and its stiffness-to-weight ratios compared to other materials are unmatched.
In combination with two skins applied on the honeycomb, the structure offers a sandwich panel with excellent rigidity at minimal weight.
Another important property of honeycomb sandwich core is its compression strength.
Honeycomb structure materials are commonly made by layering a honeycomb material between two thin layers that provide strength in tension, forming a plate like assembly. Honeycomb materials are widely used where flat or slightly curved surfaces are needed and their high specific strength is valuable. They are widely used in the aerospace industry for this reason, and honeycomb materials in aluminum, fiberglass and advanced composite materials have been featured in aircraft and rockets since the 1950s.
Sandwich structured composites with honeycomb cores. Manufactured by using a variety of different materials, depending on the intended application and required characteristics. The strength of laminated or sandwich panels depends on the size of the panel, facing materials used and the number or density of the honeycomb cells within it. Honeycomb composites are used widely in many industries, from aerospace industries, automotive and furniture.
A sandwich panel is any structure made of three layers : a low-density core, and a thin skin-layer bonded to each side. Sandwich panels are used in applications where a combination of high structural rigidity and low weight is required. The strength and lightness of this technology makes it a popular material.