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Structural Integrity and Durability of Advanced Composites by Alma Hodzic, Constantinos Soutis, Peter Beaumont

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Design and performance of novel aircraft structures with folded composite cores

A. Johnson1, S. Kilchert2, S. Fischer3,  and N. Toso-Pentecôte4     1Stuttgart, Germany (formerly of German Aerospace Center (DLR), Stuttgart, Germany)     2Fraunhofer Ernst Mach Institute, Germany (formerly of German Aerospace Center (DLR), Stuttgart, Germany)     3Institute of Aircraft Design, University Stuttgart, Stuttgart, Germany     4German Aerospace Center (DLR), Stuttgart, Germany

Abstract

The chapter presents the current state of the art in design, analysis and performance of novel sandwich structures with open cellular composite cores of ‘foldcore,’ manufactured by folding aramid paper sheets into three-dimensional structures. By varying foldcore materials ...

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