Honeycomb Aerospace Paper

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Honeycomb Aerospace Paper
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Greek mythology attributes the first man-made honeycomb to the inventor Daedalus, who is said to have made one from gold using the lost wax method more than 3000 years ago. The geometry of the honeycomb, which occurs naturally in bones and beehives, gives it very good stiffness for its weight, and as a result it is often found in aircraft applications. This particular honeycomb is (probably) made from a high-temperature resistant aramid paper. Aramids are a group of very strong and heat-resistant synthetic polymers, including Kevlar, which are used in aerospace and military applications for ballistic body-armour, in bicycle tires, and as an asbestos substitute.

Sample ID: 31

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State
Solid
Compound
Donated by
King's College London
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Composite | Polymers
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Fragile | Paper | Polymer | Honeycomb | Stiff | Tessellation | Aerospace | Aramid | Lightweight

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