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This specification covers the requirements for an epoxy resin system intended for the repair of sandwich panels for durable, rigidwall, relocatable structures. It must be usable in a field environment and shall not require the use of special equipment such as autoclaves or presses. The epoxy system covered by this specification shall be usable for simultaneous impregnation of a wet-layup composite skin and bonding of that skin to a substrate honeycomb core. The inspection and testing of the epoxy system shall be classified as qualification tests and quality conformance tests. The following test methods shall be performed to conform to the requirements specified: tensile lap shear strength; apparent horizontal shear strength; and flatwise tensile strength.
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Significance and Use
5.1 Epoxy resin systems used in the repair of composite skin sandwich panels for durable, rigidwall, relocatable shelters must have a combination of mechanical property levels and environmental resistance that will assure long-term durability of the skins and the skin-to-core adhesive bonds when exposed to severe climatic exposures. In addition, these epoxy materials must have processability characteristics that permit their use in a variety of repair scenarios and environments.
5.2 Intended Use—Epoxy systems conforming to this specification are intended for use in the repair of honeycomb panels at the maintenance field level. The material is intended for use with SAE-AMS-C-9084 glass cloth.
5.2.1 This is a procurement control document for the procurement of the epoxy system and designers shall be aware that the test values specified herein are based upon tests performed with specific glass-resin composite adherends and shall not be used for design data.
1.1 This specification covers the requirements for an epoxy resin system intended for the repair of sandwich panels for durable, rigidwall, relocatable structures. It must be usable in a field environment and shall not require the use of special equipment such as autoclaves or presses. The epoxy system covered by this specification shall be usable for simultaneous impregnation of a wet-layup composite skin and bonding of that skin to a substrate honeycomb core. The material shall withstand exposure to temperatures from −54 to 93°C (−65 to 199°F) and high relative humidity, and also the combination of stress, temperature, and relative humidity that are expected to be encountered in service.
1.2 The values stated in SI units are to be regarded as standard where only SI units are given or where SI units are given first followed by inch-pound units; where inch-pound units are given first followed by SI units, the inch-pound units are to be regarded as the standard.
1.3 The following safety hazards caveat refers only to the test methods described in this specification. 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.
C297/C297M Test Method for Flatwise Tensile Strength of Sandwich Constructions
D792 Test Methods for Density and Specific Gravity (Relative Density) of Plastics by Displacement
D2344/D2344M Test Method for Short-Beam Strength of Polymer Matrix Composite Materials and Their Laminates
D2584 Test Method for Ignition Loss of Cured Reinforced Resins
D2734 Test Methods for Void Content of Reinforced Plastics
D3165 Test Method for Strength Properties of Adhesives in Shear by Tension Loading of Single-Lap-Joint Laminated Assemblies
E631 Terminology of Building Constructions
E1091 Specification for Nonmetallic Honeycomb Core for Use in Shelter Panels
E1749 Terminology Relating to Rigid Wall Relocatable Shelters
Military SpecificationsMIL-I-24768 Insulation, Plastic, Laminated, Thermosetting, Glass-Cloth, Epoxy-Resin
Military StandardsMIL-STD-1916 DOD Preferred Methods for Acceptance of Product
Commercial StandardsSAE-AMS-C-9084 Cloth, Glass, Finished for Epoxy Resin Laminates
ICS Number Code 83.140.20 (Laminated sheets)
UNSPSC Code 30162400(Partition walls); 31133708(Epoxy conformal coating)
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ASTM E1556-12, Standard Specification for Epoxy Resin System for Composite Skin, Honeycomb Sandwich Panel Repair, ASTM International, West Conshohocken, PA, 2012, www.astm.orgBack to Top