Effect of phenolic resin thickness on frequency-dependent dynamic mechanical properties of Nomex honeycomb cores

Yong Zhou, Qinglin Wang, Yunli Guo, Yongzheng Xu, Xiaosu Yi, Yuxi Jia

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Abstract

Using the mixed experimental/numerical method, the frequency-dependent transverse shear moduli (TSM) and damping values of the commercially available Nomex honeycomb cores were investigated. Four kinds of honeycomb cores with different phenolic resin thicknesses were used to explore the effect of the phenolic resin thickness on these dynamic mechanical properties. Results reveal that both the TSM and damping values have positive logarithmic relationships with the frequency, and the sensitivity of these dynamic mechanical properties to frequency is higher for the honeycomb core with thicker phenolic resin. Among all the transverse shear directions, TSM and damping values in the LT direction are the highest at medium and high frequencies. Compared with the damping values, the effect of phenolic resin thickness on TSM is more obvious. Therefore, it is a more efficient way to enhance the TSM than to improve the damping values by controlling the thickness of phenolic resin.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)285-291
Number of pages7
JournalComposites Part B: Engineering
Volume154
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2018
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Damping properties
  • Experimental/numerical method
  • Honeycomb
  • Mechanical properties

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ceramics and Composites
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering

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