Stress Analysis of Sandwich Plates With Unidirectional Thickness Variation

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N. Paydar

Mechanical Engineering, Purdue University, School of Engineering and Technology, Indianapolis, Ind. 46223

C. Libove

Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, Syracuse University, Syracuse, NY 13210

J. Appl. Mech 53(3), 609-613 (Sep 01, 1986) (5 pages) doi:10.1115/1.3171819 History: Received December 30, 1985; Revised May 27, 1986; Online July 21, 2009


A small deflection theory is presented for the stresses and deformations in variable thickness elastic sandwich plates that are symmetric about a middle surface. In this analysis the face sheets are treated as membranes; the core is assumed to be inextensible in the thickness direction, to carry only transverse shear stress on its cross sections normal to middle surface, and to be deformable in transverse shear. The theory takes into account the contribution of the face sheet membrane forces (by virtue of their slopes) to the transverse shear.

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