Composite Panel Details
FlameOFF Coatings, Inc offers a decorative, thin film intumescent coatings designed for the fire protection of composite panels. Our testing ranges from rail transportation, airline transportation, and all other form of building assemblies with the use of composite fibers. Due to the nature of some of the applications, we offer a pdf only if you call the office.
Typically, commercial aircraft flooring is about 1cm thick and is made of glass or carbon fibre reinforced epoxy skins with a Nomex honeycomb core. Commercial aircraft floors are designed to withstand high compression loads, particularly those induced by high heeled shoes. Typical floor panels weigh about 3 kg/m2. For this military aircraft floor design, Composites proposed using a panel with aluminium skins and an aluminium honeycomb core simply supported between the seat rails. The panel is required to support a Land Rover at vertical load factors of 1g and 7.8g. With all types of FE analyses, it is always best to start with less complex solution methods before progressing to more advanced solutions. This case was no exception. Hexcel Composites conducted the analysis in stages progressing from a simple linear analysis to a full nonlinear analysis.