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Weight Minimization of Honeycomb Heat Shields

Report Number: AFFDL TR 65-66
Author(s): Robert T. Achard
Corporate Author: Air Force Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Laboratory: Air Force Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1965-06
Pages: 26
Contract: Laboratory Research - No Contract
Project: 1368
Task: 136804
AD Number: AD0620677

Abstract:
A procedure for the design of minimum weight honeycomb structures for use as radiative heat shields is presented. Formulations are applicable to panels critical to intracell buckling and face compressive yield. Minimum weight is shown to occur at the condition where design variables produce a critical buckling stress equal to the compressive yield stress.

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