To investigate their in-plane dynamic response, a rigid plate with mass was given an initial velocity to impact (square) honeycombs in the X1 and X2 directions, respectively. Firstly, the impact model was built and validated. Then, impact resistance capacity research was conducted. Results showed that each honeycomb performed similarly in X1 and X2 directions, and the reentrant honeycomb usually used smaller displacement and time to absorb the same amount of kinetic energy. Thus, it is better for application if these factors were the main concerns. After that, the nominal stress at the proximal and distal ends were discussed under various impact velocities. It is shown that, under impact loading, the reentrant honeycomb generally showed higher initial peak stress as well as lower plateau stress at both proximal and distal ends. In addition, combining these with the deformation process of honeycombs, it was concluded that the formation of the plateau area of the nominal stress curve is related to the crushing displacement of the impact plate as well as the collapse of cells.

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