Lightweight and high strength sandwich construction lends itself to a variety of commercial, transportation, and aerospace applications where dependability, reliability, lightweight, and high strength are key factors.
The facings of a sandwich panel used as a beam act similarly to the flanges of an I-beam by taking the bending loads-one facing in compression and the other in tension.
The core corresponds to the web of the I-beam. This core resists the shear and compression loads, increases the stiffness of the structure by spreading the facings apart, and gives continuous support to the facings.
The core to skin adhesive joins the sandwich components and allows them to act as one unit with a high torsional rigidity.
Additional cores, facings, and adhesives are available.
Sandwich design objectives typically are to save weight, increase stiffness and reduce overall cost. Understanding the materials, process, and finishing concepts allows for optimum results.
• Key finishing requirements include closeouts for the panel edges, doublers for high stress areas, reinforcements for high strength areas, and selection of fasteners and hardware.
• With extensive experience we can optimize the design to meet your requirements and provide materials from standard panels to finished systems. Please contact us to discuss your needs.