Accession Number:

ADA037526

Title:

Damage Tolerance of Thin Skin Sandwich Panels.

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. Apr-Sep 76,

Corporate Author:

AIR FORCE MATERIALS LAB WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OHIO

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1977-02-01

Pagination or Media Count:

33.0

Abstract:

An instrumented test procedure for low energy impact tolerance of thin skin sandwich panels was developed. Damage modes of this test were shown to correlate on a one-to-one basis with actual falling ball tests. Basic parameters of core density, cell size, skin thickness, and fiber orientation were examined and results useful to designing of sandwich panels are discussed. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Aircraft
  • Structural Engineering and Building Technology

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE