Title: Characterising the strength of solid and honeycomb geometrical plates under quasi-static loading

Authors: Nik Muhammad Azif Arifin; Abdul Hadi Azman

Addresses: Centre for Integrated Design for Advanced Mechanical Systems (PRISMA), Faculty of Engineering and Built Environment, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia, 43600 Bangi, Selangor, Malaysia ' Centre for Integrated Design for Advanced Mechanical Systems (PRISMA), Faculty of Engineering and Built Environment, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia, 43600 Bangi, Selangor, Malaysia

Abstract: This paper presents the strength characteristics of solid and honeycomb plates under quasi-static loading using finite element analysis (FEA). The aim was to investigate and compare the strength characteristics of solid and honeycomb plates. A comparison of these simulations was conducted based on the strength of material characteristics prediction. Geometrical models for the solid and honeycomb plates subjected to uniform stress were developed and assessed. The effects caused by quasi-static load were studied by comparing the two plates to obtain the stress and translational displacement. The simulations were elastic and the deflection of the solid and honeycomb plates were determined. The results were similar with a deflection of 11.4 mm for the solid plate and 11.3 mm for the honeycomb. However, the stress results were different. Therefore, this comparison method is suitable for evaluating other mechanical structures in the field of strength of materials.

Keywords: honeycomb plate; quasi-static; translational displacements; solid plate; von Mises stress.

DOI: 10.1504/IJMPT.2019.100822

International Journal of Materials and Product Technology, 2019 Vol.59 No.1, pp.25 - 33

Available online: 10 Jun 2019 *

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