Bending Behavior of Sandwich Composite Structures of 3D-Printed Materials

M. H. Ali, Shaheidula Batai

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Recently, many researches in 3D printing has focused on designing and printing sandwich honeycomb structures by using additive manufacturing. Their desirable mechanical properties, such as being of high strength/stiffness to weight ratio, appeal to use in the aerospace and automotive industries. Especially, cellular materials and structures are widely used in most of the energy-absorbing mechanisms due to the high strength as well as excellent energy-absorbing properties. In this research, deformation and mechanical strength of the sandwich structures with a honeycomb core, solid cores of the same weight, and the same thickness are compared, respectively. Where the honeycomb core is made of polylactic acid (PLA),and the face sheets are built of ABS. The thickness of the face sheets is kept the same for all the specimens. Therefore, only the differences of the core structures can influence the results of the experiments. According to the experimental results based on Von-Mises stress distribution and deformation rule under the bending loads, a sandwich structure with honeycomb core indicates better mechanical performances in terms of deformation and stress than the bending loads for the same weight.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAdvances in Materials and Manufacturing Engineering - Proceedings of ICAMME 2019
EditorsLeijun Li, Dilip Kumar Pratihar, Suman Chakrabarty, Purna Chandra Mishra
Number of pages7
ISBN (Print)9789811513060
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 2020
EventInternational Conference on Advances in Materials and Manufacturing Engineering, ICAMME 2019 - Bhubaneswar, India
Duration: Mar 15 2019Mar 17 2019

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Mechanical Engineering
ISSN (Print)2195-4356
ISSN (Electronic)2195-4364


ConferenceInternational Conference on Advances in Materials and Manufacturing Engineering, ICAMME 2019


  • Bending behavior
  • Honeycomb composites
  • Sandwich structures

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Automotive Engineering
  • Aerospace Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Fluid Flow and Transfer Processes

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