Standard Active Last Updated: Feb 15, 2021
ASTM E990-21

Standard Specification for Core-Splice Adhesive for Honeycomb Sandwich Structural Panels

Abstract

This specification covers the requirements for core-splice adhesive for use with nonmetallic honeycomb cores in the fabrication of honeycomb sandwich panels used in relocatable structures. The adhesive shall be thermosetting, of film form, and capable of expanding to several times its original thickness and shall be cured at specific curing time, temperature, and pressure. Materials shall be tested for physical properties qualification which shall conform to water migration, volatility, expansion, sag, density, flexural shear strength or assembly compatibility, and tube shear or core splice integrity requirements. The adhesive shall be suitable for application to core material, edge members, and integral parts.

Scope

1.1 This specification covers core-splice adhesive for use with nonmetallic honeycomb cores in the fabrication of honeycomb sandwich panels used in relocatable structures. The adhesive shall be used for new production or depot repair. The adhesive shall be suitable for forming bonds that can withstand long combinations of stress, temperature, and relative humidity expected to be encountered in service. The adhesive shall be used for bonding core segments and for bonding core segments to edge members and to integral members in a honeycomb sandwich panel. The adhesive shall not allow the transfer of water from one part of the panel to another either through or along the line of the adhesive.

1.2 The values stated in SI units are to be regarded as standard. The values given in parentheses after SI units are provided for information only and are not considered standard.

1.3 The following precautionary caveat pertains only to the test method portion, Section 6, of 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, health, and environmental practices and determine the applicability of regulatory limitations prior to use.

1.4 This international standard was developed in accordance with internationally recognized principles on standardization established in the Decision on Principles for the Development of International Standards, Guides and Recommendations issued by the World Trade Organization Technical Barriers to Trade (TBT) Committee.

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Details
Book of Standards Volume: 04.11
Developed by Subcommittee: E06.53
Pages: 7
DOI: 10.1520/E0990-21
ICS Code: 83.180