Standard Practice for Determining Sandwich Beam Flexural and Shear Stiffness
|Publication Date:||1 July 2020|
|ICS Code (Wood-based panels in general):||79.060.01|
This practice covers determination of the flexural and transverse shear stiffness properties of flat sandwich constructions subjected to flexure in such a manner that the applied moments produce curvature of the sandwich facing planes. Permissible core material forms include those with continuous bonding surfaces (such as balsa wood and foams) as well as those with discontinuous bonding surfaces (such as honeycomb). The calculation methods in this practice are limited to sandwich beams exhibiting linear force-deflection response. This practice uses test results obtained from Test Methods C393/C393M or D7249/D7249M, or both.
Units-The values stated in either SI units or inch-pound units are to be regarded separately as standard. The values stated in each system are not necessarily exact equivalents; therefore, to ensure conformance with the standard, each system shall be used independently of the other, and values from the two systems shall not be combined.
Within the text, the inch-pound units are shown in brackets.
This standard does not purport to address all of the safety concerns, if any, associated with its use. It is the responsibility of the user of this standard to establish appropriate safety, health, and environmental practices and determine the applicability of regulatory limitations prior to use.
This international standard was developed in accordance with internationally recognized principles on standardization established in the Decision on Principles for the Development of International Standards, Guides and Recommendations issued by the World Trade Organization Technical Barriers to Trade (TBT) Committee.