Experimental and numerical analysis of Nomex honeycomb sandwich panel inserts parallel to the face sheets
The present work investigates custom made sandwich inserts, which are placed parallel to the face sheets, under tensile (pull-out) loading in both experimental and numerical studies. The objective is to develop a simulation model, which is capable of predicting the strength of the joint. This is achieved using a 3D-continuum model, where the core is modelled using 3D-brick elements. Over all, the simulations results are in good agreement with the test results.