Flexural behaviour of sandwich panels with graded core: A piecewise exponential model

M. Kashtalyan, B. Woodward, I. Guz

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Abstract

In this paper three-dimensional elastic deformation of rectangular sandwich panels with graded core subjected to transverse loading is investigated using a recently developed three-dimensional elasticity solution which has been extended to produce a piecewise exponential model. This model can be applied to any functionally graded plate or sandwich panel with graded core as long as the through thickness stiffness variation can be described by a smooth function. The new approach is fully validated through both comparison with results from the literature and a three-dimensional finite element method which employs user-implemented graded finite elements. As an example the new approach is applied to analysis of sandwich panels with power law variation in stiffness properties of the core and a study is carried out to examine the effect of varying the power law index on panel's response.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication16th European Conference on Composite Materials
Subtitle of host publication ECCM 2014
PublisherEuropean Conference on Composite Materials, ECCM
Pages1-8
Number of pages8
Publication statusPublished - Jun 2014
Event16th European Conference on Composite Materials, ECCM 2014 - Seville, Spain
Duration: 22 Jun 201426 Jun 2014

Conference

Conference16th European Conference on Composite Materials, ECCM 2014
CountrySpain
CitySeville
Period22/06/1426/06/14

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Keywords

  • Analytical modelling
  • Functionally graded material
  • Numerical modelling
  • Sandwich panel

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ceramics and Composites

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Kashtalyan, M., Woodward, B., & Guz, I. (2014). Flexural behaviour of sandwich panels with graded core: A piecewise exponential model. In 16th European Conference on Composite Materials: ECCM 2014 (pp. 1-8). European Conference on Composite Materials, ECCM.