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This specification is for nonmetallic honeycomb core used in the manufacture of adhesively bonded sandwich panels for tactical shelters. Five types of nonmetallic honeycomb material are specified: type I - honeycomb for use in panels which are required to have a high load-carrying capability that could not be adequately met using any of the other type; type II - honeycomb for use in panels which are required to have a load-carrying capability that could not be adequately met by using materials of any of types III, IV, or V; type III - honeycomb for general use in panels where the higher performances of types I, II, and IV materials are not required; type IV - honeycomb similar to type II but with slightly lower performance; and type V - honeycomb similar to type III but with slightly lower performance. The density, honeycomb core shear, honeycomb core compression, honeycomb core cyclic aging, honeycomb core brittleness impact, flatwise tensile, and pH shall be tested to meet the requirements prescribed. The fungus resistance test, thermal resistance test, shear modulus test, core compressive modulus test, water migration resistance test, flame resistance test, and dimensional examination shall be performed to meet the requirements prescribed.
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1.1 This specification is for nonmetallic honeycomb core used in the manufacture of adhesively bonded sandwich panels for tactical shelters. The materials are intended for adhesive bonding to aluminum facings using materials and processes defined by Practices E864 and E874 and Specifications E865, E866, and E990. This specification covers five main types of honeycomb for use in sandwich panels, Types I, II, III, IV, and V. Types I, II, and III honeycombs correspond to three honeycomb densities. Types IV and V are similar to Types II and III, respectively, but have lower performance requirements.
1.2 The values stated in inch-pound units are to be regarded as standard. The values given in parentheses are mathematical conversions to SI units that are provided for information only and are not considered standard. For conversion of quantities in various systems of measurement to SI units, refer to Practice E380.
1.3 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.
B209 Specification for Aluminum and Aluminum-Alloy Sheet and Plate
C177 Test Method for Steady-State Heat Flux Measurements and Thermal Transmission Properties by Means of the Guarded-Hot-Plate Apparatus
C366/C366M Test Methods for Measurement of Thickness of Sandwich Cores
C481 Test Method for Laboratory Aging of Sandwich Constructions
C518 Test Method for Steady-State Thermal Transmission Properties by Means of the Heat Flow Meter Apparatus
E380 Practice for Use of the International System of Units (SI) (the Modernized Metric System)
E631 Terminology of Building Constructions
E864 Practice for Surface Preparation of Aluminum Alloys to Be Adhesively Bonded in Honeycomb Shelter Panels
E865 Specification for Structural Film Adhesives for Honeycomb Sandwich Panels
E866 Specification for Corrosion-Inhibiting Adhesive Primer for Aluminum Alloys to Be Adhesively Bonded in Honeycomb Shelter Panels
E874 Practice for Adhesive Bonding of Aluminum Facings to Nonmetallic Honeycomb Core for Shelter Panels
E990 Specification for Core-Splice Adhesive for Honeycomb Sandwich Structural Panels
E1749 Terminology Relating to Rigid Wall Relocatable Shelters
F501 Test Method for Aerospace Materials Response to Flame, with Vertical Test Specimen (for Aerospace Vehicles Standard Conditions)
Military StandardsMIL-STD-105 Sampling Procedures and Tables for Inspection by Attributes MIL-STD-129 Marking for Shipment and Storage MIL-STD-401 Sandwich Constructions and Core Materials; General Test Methods
Other PublicationsNational Motor Freight Classification Available from National Motor Freight Traffic Association, Inc. (NMFTA), 1001 N. Fairfax St., Suite 600, Alexandria, VA 22314, http://www.nmfta.org. Uniform Freight Classification Available from National Railroad Freight Committee (NRFC), 7001 Weston Parkway, Suite 200, Cary, NC 27513.
Federal StandardsFED-STD-191A Textile Test Methods QQ-A-250/11 Aluminum Alloy 6061, Plate and Sheet QQ-A-250/8 Aluminum Alloy 5052, Plate and Sheet
Federal Aviation RegulationFAR 25.853(a) Compartment Interiors
ICS Number Code 91.060.20 (Roofs)
UNSPSC Code 30162400(Partition walls); 30103500(Honeycomb core)
ASTM E1091-13, Standard Specification for Nonmetallic Honeycomb Core for Use in Shelter Panels, ASTM International, West Conshohocken, PA, 2013, www.astm.orgBack to Top