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Dynamic enhancement and multi-axial behavior of honeycombs under combined shear-compression

Abstract : The study consists mainly of two parts. The first part is related to the dynamic strength enhancement of honeycombs under uniaxial compression. We firstly study numerically this particular phenomenon of thin-walled structure by using three micro-size FE models and this allows us to reveal the role played by lateral inertia in the dynamic enhancement. Further more, the dynamic enhancement of a series of honeycombs with different cell-size, cell-wall thickness and base material is studied experimentally and the influence of these geometric parameters and the base material on honeycomb strength as well as the dynamic enhancement rate is investigated. The second part of this study concerns the biaxial behavior of honeycombs under combined shear-compression. We firstly present a combined dynamic shear-compression loading device basing on a large-diameter Nylon Split Hopkinson Pressure Bar system. Then, a series of quasi-static and dynamic experiments on an aluminium honeycomb is performed with loading angles ranging from 0o to 60o (part of shear more and more important). It shows a strong effect of the additional shear loading to honeycomb overall strength. A notable strength enhancement under impact loading is observed for all the honeycomby b specimens. Images captured during tests permit for the determination of the two co-existing deforming patterns under combined shear-compression. Finally, the combined shear-compression tests on honeycombs are reproduced by a numerical virtual model and the separated normal and shear behaviors of honeycombs under combined shear-compression are obtained. A crushing envelope in normal strength vs. shear strength plane was obtained on the basis of these simulations, which shows an isotropic expansion behavior from the quasi-static loading to the dynamic loading.
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Bing Hou. Dynamic enhancement and multi-axial behavior of honeycombs under combined shear-compression. Other. École normale supérieure de Cachan - ENS Cachan; Northwestern Polytechnical University (Chine), 2011. English. ⟨NNT : 2011DENS0010⟩. ⟨tel-00675750⟩

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