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Kartik Chandrasekhar Ramon Fuentes Daniel Tomilson Andy Cuming Adam Taylor Jeff Chan
Introduction goes here
The selection process Design requirements - Maximum stiffness/weight ratio - Minimum cost - Easy manufacture
What were aiming for
A bit about nanotubes????
Composite Sandwich Pros: Provides descent stiffness/weight Easy to manufacture Good crack dissipation Cheap Cons: Foam/honeycomb provide better stiffness/weight ratio Does not fully use the 3cm available
Our Fibre Metal Laminate Al 2024 Al Mesh (crack dissipation) Carbon Fibre Weave Al 2024 CF weave CF weave Al 2024
Foam and other cores.. Why not?
Conclusion References: o N. Sharma et al, Fatigue of Foam and Honeycomb Core Composite Sandwich Structures: A Tutorial, Journal of Sandwich Structures and Materials, SAGE Publications o Robert M. Jones, Mechanics of Composite Materials, Brunner-Routledge o J. Gere et al, Mechanics of Materials, Cengage Learning TM