Described is a structural material which can produce lighter passenger cars. Used in aircraft since the 1950s, the latest versions consist of composite sandwich structures of phenolic-reinforced aramid honeycomb with fiber-reinforced plastic facing materials. A balsa-cored, fiberglass-reinforced skin structure is used for flooring in British Railway's latest High Speed Train coaches and aluminum-faced sandwich comprises doors on a number of recent mainline and transit cars. A design theory for sandwich structures is discussed.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Mechanical Engineering Publications

    Penthouse 1, 15 West 55th Street
    New York, NY  United States  10019
  • Authors:
    • Coleby, I F
  • Publication Date: 1980-5

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; References;
  • Pagination: p. 55-56
  • Serial:

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00316284
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Sep 16 1980 12:00AM