Investigation of the effect of wavy honeycomb on the bending performance of the sandwich structure

Solak A., Aşçıoğlu Temiztaş B., Bolat B.

JOURNAL OF SANDWICH STRUCTURES AND MATERIALS, vol.24, no.5, pp.1905-1919, 2022 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 24 Issue: 5
  • Publication Date: 2022
  • Doi Number: 10.1177/10996362221108973
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus, Academic Search Premier, Aerospace Database, Communication Abstracts, Compendex, INSPEC, Metadex, Civil Engineering Abstracts
  • Page Numbers: pp.1905-1919
  • Keywords: Bending, Sandwich, Wave, Honeycomb, Nomex (R), Specific Energy Absorption (SEA)
  • Yıldız Technical University Affiliated: Yes


Sandwich structures are frequently used in structural areas where lightness and strength are essential. These structures are indispensable for sailing boats, and ground and air vehicles. The base purpose of this study is to investigate the effect of wave parameters on the sandwich structure. The data obtained from the bending tests of the model created using Ls-Dyna was compared with the experimental data of the literature. There is a 3.05% difference between the peak force in experimental and Ls-Dyna. The force-deformation plots are coherent, and the progressive images of the sandwich structure during bending are similar. In addition, using theoretical approaches, the highest force and the amount of collapse during bending were determined. There is a difference of 3.1% between the theoretical approach and Ls-Dyna values. Thus, the Ls-Dyna model was validated. The flat cell walls of the honeycomb were modeled as a sine wave. Four wave numbers and wave amplitudes were used. In this way, 16 different analysis files were created. The results show that the new sandwich structure’s specific peak force and specific energy absorption (SEA) increased by 7–110% compared to the ordinary flat walled sandwich structure. This research will assist in the design of new sandwich structures.