Design force guidance with Tubus honeycombs
Special attention is required for designing force guides as it must be possible to guide loads directly into the cover layer.
Forces should be guided if possible as a shear load into the sandwich in the plane direction. Where the forces are guided the honeycomb core is filled, e.g. with a resin micro-ball mixture. Depending on the extent of the load the cover layers may need to be reinforced locally with additional cover layers.
When guiding moments or forces vertically to the sandwich level, in most cases an appropriate arrangement of frames, ribs or similar inserts is required.
For impact loads with various load directions, it has also proven to be favourable to replace the sandwich mats where the force is guided with a reinforced cover layer.
Technical application instructions and recommendations are neither binding nor guaranteed. They match the current state of our knowledge and do not release the user of Tubus honeycombs from the responsibility of checking that the products are suitable for the proposed use.