Mechanical properties and corrosion behaviour of 316l stainless steel honeycomb cellular cores manufactured by selective laser melting

Sebastian Marian Zaharia, Camil Lancea, Lucia Antoneta Chicos, Mihai Alin Pop, Giampaolo Caputo, Emanuele Serra

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Selective laser technology is an additive technology that can allow for the manufacture of cellular structures using different types of metallic powder with complex applications in industries such as aerospace, automotive and medical implant industries. This paper presents the effect of climate and mechanical stresses on some honeycomb cellular cores, used in sandwich structures made of 316L stainless steel powder by applying the selective laser melting technology. The honeycomb cellular cores have undergone the microhardness testing and the resulting variation obtained from the analyzed samples was 225 ± 15 HV0.3. The compressive strength and the modulus of elasticity of the cellular structures were determined for flatwise and edgewise compressive stresses. Also, the cellular structures were subjected to accelerated corrosion tests in order to determine their mean life in application use conditions similar to those near seas and oceans. Also, a microstructural evaluation of salt deposits was carried out on the cellular structures subjected to accelerated corrosion tests using a salt spray test chamber.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)11 - 24
Number of pages14
JournalTransactions of Famena
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 2017


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Mechanics of Materials

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