ASTM C 364 (C-364) determines the compressive properties of structural sandwich construction in a direction parallel to the sandwich facing plane. Permissible core material forms include those with continuous bonding surfaces as well as those with discontinuous bonding surfaces. This test method consists of subjecting a sandwich panel to monotonically increasing compressive force parallel to the plane of its faces. The force is transmitted to the panel through either clamped or bonded end supports. Stress and strength are reported in terms of the nominal cross-sectional area of the two facesheets, rather than total sandwich panel thickness, although alternate stress calculations may be optionally specified.
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