Elasticity analysis of sandwich pipes with functionally graded interlayers

Roberta Sburlati*, Maria Kashtalyan

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Abstract

Sandwich pipes that combine structural performance with thermal insulation in their design are viewed as a light-weight alternative to pipe-in-pipe systems, in which the core material is used only for thermal insulation purposes. Incorporating functionally graded interlayers into the sandwich pipe design may help improve adhesion at the interfaces between the core layer and inner and outer pipes which has been identified as one of the major factors affecting sandwich pipe performance. In this paper, sandwich pipes with two thin functionally graded interlayers between the core layer and inner/outer pipes are investigated in the context of elasticity theory. Closed form analytical solutions are derived for stresses and displacements in the pipes subjected to internal and/or external pressure. Comparative analysis of sandwich pipes with and without functionally graded interlayers is performed and beneficial effect of graded interlayers on stresses and displacements in the pipe is established. (C) 2016 Elsevier Masson SAS. All rights reserved.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)232-241
Number of pages10
JournalEuropean Journal of Mechanics A/Solids
Volume59
Issue number9-10
Early online date22 Mar 2016
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Sep 2016

Keywords

  • functionally graded material
  • elasticity theory
  • sandwich pipe
  • cylindrical-shells
  • hydrostatic-pressure
  • capacity
  • instability
  • coatings
  • strength
  • plates

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