ASTM D6790 - 02(2007)

    Standard Test Method for Determining Poisson's Ratio of Honeycomb Cores

    Active Standard ASTM D6790 | Developed by Subcommittee: D30.09

    Book of Standards Volume: 15.03


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    Significance and Use

    Certain sandwich panel finite element programs require the Poisson’ratio of the honeycomb core. It is not possible to measure the honeycomb’Poisson’ratio by standard methods.

    1. Scope

    1.1 This test method covers the determination of the honeycomb Poisson's ratio from the anticlastic curvature radii, see .

    1.2 The values stated in SI units are to be regarded as the standard. The inch-pound units given may be approximate.

    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 and health practices and determine the applicability of regulatory limitations prior to use.


    2. Referenced Documents (purchase separately) The documents listed below are referenced within the subject standard but are not provided as part of the standard.

    ASTM Standards

    C271/C271M Test Method for Density of Sandwich Core Materials

    C274 Terminology of Structural Sandwich Constructions


    ICS Code

    ICS Number Code 49.025.99 (Other materials)

    UNSPSC Code

    UNSPSC Code


    DOI: 10.1520/D6790-02R07

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