Strength of Materials

, Volume 51, Issue 4, pp 541–547 | Cite as

Shear Fracture Model of Ultrasonic Cutting for an Aramid Paper Honeycomb

  • X. Y. Li
  • X. P. HuEmail author
  • X. Wu

Ultrasonic cutting of an aramid paper honeycomb was studied using a simulation approach, which is quite instrumental for research of its mechanism and optimization of process parameters. The constitutive material model was constructed based on the mechanical properties of orthogonal isotropic aramid paper and the shear fracture model was built to describe the failure mode of a honeycomb during ultrasonic cutting to substantiate the reliability of simulation results. Simulation and full-scale triangular blade cutting experiments were comparatively evaluated. With an appropriate choice of the parameters, the deformation damage of the honeycomb material in simulation cutting does basically coincide with the experiment. A maximum error for the average cutting force is only 5.42%. The above results corroborate the accuracy of the model.


aramid paper honeycomb ultrasonic machining cutting simulation modeling material constitutive model fracture failure mode 


  1. 1.
    Y. P. Dong and Z. H. Lv, “Analysis and optimization of blast-resistant sandwich structure utilizing structural similar FE model of honeycomb material,” Eng. Mech., 30, No. 7, 248–254 (2013).Google Scholar
  2. 2.
    R. Seemann and D. Krause, “Numerical modelling of Nomex honeycomb sandwich cores at meso-scale level,” Compos. Struct., 159, 702–718 (2017).CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  3. 3.
    J. Li, Research on High-Speed Milling NOMEX Paper-Based Honeycomb Material with Interlocked Cutter, Dalian University of Technology, Dalian (2012).Google Scholar
  4. 4.
    J. J. Yi and C. Y. Liu, “Finite element simulation of ultrasonically vibration cutting for TC4 titanium alloy,” Mach. Des. Manuf. Eng., 37, No. 23, 29–32 (2008).Google Scholar
  5. 5.
    M. Jaafar, S. Atlati, H. Makich, et al., “A 3D FE modeling of machining process of Nomex® honeycomb core: Influence of the cell structure behaviour and specific tool geometry,” Procedia CIRP, 58, 505–510 (2017).CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  6. 6.
    C. Z. Jin, Study on High Speed Machining Process and Reliability of Fixture Method for NOMEX Honeycomb, Zhejiang University, Hangzhou (2006).Google Scholar
  7. 7.
    H. L. Wang, Y. Wang, Y. Z. Yao, et al., “Aramid paper’s structure and performance and their effect on the mechanical properties of APH,” J. Funct. Mater., 44, No. 15, 2184–2187 (2013).Google Scholar
  8. 8.
    W. S. Burton and A. K. Noor, “Assessment of continuum models for sandwich panel honeycomb cores,” Comput. Meth. Appl. Mech. Eng., 145, 341–360 (1997).CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  9. 9.
    D. Z. Jiang and D. W. Shu, “Local displacement of core in two-layer sandwich composite structures subjected to low velocity impact,” Compos. Struct., 71, 53–60 (2005).CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  10. 10.
    L. Q. Liu, P. Meng, H. Wang, and Z. W. Guan, “The flatwise compressive properties of Nomex honeycomb core with debonding imperfections in the double cell wall,” Compos. Part B-Eng., 76, 122–132 (2015).CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  11. 11.
    M. M. Xian and Y. Z. Qu, “Study on dynamic properties of nonmetallic materials,” Ordnance Mater. Sci. Eng., 1, 43–47 (1990).Google Scholar
  12. 12.
    ABAQUS/CAE User’s Manual (2012).Google Scholar
  13. 13.
    X. X. Huang, Study on Ultrasonic Cutting Mechanism on Straight Blade Cutter of NOMEX Honeycomb Composites, Hangzhou Dianzi University, Hangzhou (2015).Google Scholar

Copyright information

© Springer Science+Business Media, LLC, part of Springer Nature 2019

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.School of Mechanical EngineeringHangzhou Dianzi UniversityHangzhouChina

Personalised recommendations