I have an interest in trying ali skinned ali honeycomb panels as stiffeners in a simplified spaceframe structure. The panels are made from .5mm skins of 5052 Aluminium. The panel skins would be seperated from the core for 15mm around the edge of the panel and a 1mm 5052 square 'U' channel would be inserted and bonded to the skins and the core with either a structural acrylic or epoxy adhesive. This would then serve as a bond face at the edge of the panel and also as an internal local reinforcement for mechanical fixing. The panel would then be placed into the spaceframe and overlapping 1mm thick by 20mm wide 5052 would hold the panel to the spaceframe on both side of the panel, bonded with the same adhesive and mechanical fixing (probably SS rivets). Does this sound a reasonable method of fixing such material to a spaceframe?
Red Flag Submitted
Thank you for helping keep Eng-Tips Forums free from inappropriate posts. The Eng-Tips staff will check this out and take appropriate action.
Reply To This Thread
Posting in the Eng-Tips forums is a member-only feature.