In-plane elastic moduli and plastic collapse strength of regular hexagonal honeycombs with dual imperfections

Mei Yi Yang, Jong Shin Huang, Chan Pang Sam

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Abstract

The in-plane elastic modulus, Poisson's ratio and plastic collapse strength of regular hexagonal honeycombs with dual imperfections of non-straight and variable-thickness cell edges were theoretically derived from a model of curved cell edges with Plateau borders. Finite element analyses (FEA) on the stiffness and strength of regular hexagonal honeycombs with dual imperfections were also performed and then compared to the theoretical modeling. Both analytical and numerical results indicate that the in-plane elastic moduli and plastic collapse strength of regular hexagonal honeycombs with dual imperfections depend on their relative density, the solid distribution in cell edges and the curvature of cell edges. Meanwhile, the effects of dual imperfections on the in-plane elastic moduli and plastic collapse strength of regular hexagonal honeycombs are more drastic as compared to those of each single imperfection. Also, it is found that the normalized in-plane elastic modulus and plastic collapse strength of regular hexagonal honeycombs with dual imperfections are approximately equal to the products of those with each single imperfection.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)43-54
Number of pages12
JournalInternational Journal of Mechanical Sciences
Volume50
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2008 Jan 1

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Civil and Structural Engineering
  • Materials Science(all)
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering

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