Web-Stiffened Sandwich Structures

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Y. N. Chen, D. Ranlet

Polytechnic Institute of Brooklyn, Brooklyn, New York

J. Kempner

Department of Aerospace Engineering and Applied Mechanics, Polytechnic Institute of Brooklyn, Brooklyn, New York

J. Appl. Mech 38(4), 964-970 (Dec 01, 1971) (7 pages) doi:10.1115/1.3408983 History: Received June 10, 1970; Revised September 12, 1970; Online July 12, 2010


A model representation of a web-cored sandwich structure, which is based upon the energy principles of continuum theory while retaining the discrete nature of the webs, is studied. The determination of a second-order shear modulus, which measures local bending effects, accounts for the transverse shear deformation of the core. This notion is exemplified through consideration of the flexure and buckling of a web-stiffened sandwich beam, and by comparison of the results calculated from rigid frame analysis with those based on the sandwich solution. Additionally, the technique for employing classical Bernoulli-Euler modes in the eigenfunction expansion of displacement functions is extended and applied to the problems of free vibrations of a free-free web-stiffened sandwich beam.

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