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  1. Abdul Rahim Othman

Published Online: 15 SEP 2011

DOI: 10.1002/9781118097298.weoc110

Wiley Encyclopedia of Composites

Wiley Encyclopedia of Composites

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Othman, A. R. 2011. Honeycomb. Wiley Encyclopedia of Composites. 1–13.

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  1. Universiti Sains Malaysia, Nibong Tebal, Penang, Malaysia

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 15 SEP 2011


Honeycomb has been widely used as a core material in sandwich structure. It possesses distinctive characteristics compared to other solid or cellular cores. The preference in selecting the type of honeycomb is based on the material types, cell diameters, and densities as well as the cost.

In this contribution, the reader will be first provided with a general type of honeycomb material and its classification. In addition, different types of manufacturing process of the honeycomb structure will also made available in this article. Emphases on the details of mechanical properties and test methods are presented to the reader for further reference in establishing the right type of honeycomb. The final section provides the brief overview on new developments in the honeycomb core technologies.


  • honeycomb classification;
  • manufacturing techniques;
  • material properties;
  • characterization tests;
  • core technology