Mechanical properties of honeycomb prepared from aromatic polyimide film

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  • Toshio Ogawa,

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    1. Laboratory for Material Design Engineering, Graduate School of Engineering, Kanazawa Institute of Technology, 7-1, Ohgigaoka Nonoichi, Ishikawa 921, Japan
    • Laboratory for Material Design Engineering, Graduate School of Engineering, Kanazawa Institute of Technology, 7-1, Ohgigaoka Nonoichi, Ishikawa 921, Japan
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  • Noriomi Okazaki

    1. Laboratory for Material Design Engineering, Graduate School of Engineering, Kanazawa Institute of Technology, 7-1, Ohgigaoka Nonoichi, Ishikawa 921, Japan
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Abstract

Aromatic polyimides have many advantages such as low thermal expansion coefficient, good electrical insulation, and self-extinguishing properties. We tried to use polyimide film for honeycomb structure. Polymide honeycomb core and sandwich panel were prepared from polyimide film, i.e., UPILEX R, and adhesive by the expansion method. Mechanical properties, i.e., compressive, crushed, shear, and flexural strengths, were evaluated for this core and panel. Compressive and crushed properties increased largely with the density of the honeycomb, whereas shear and midspan flexural properties did not vary so much with the density, because these failures occured in the adhered interface. Strong adhesion is required for improving the latter properties. © 1993 John Wiley & Sons, Inc.

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