Three-dimensional elasticity analysis of sandwich panels with functionally graded transversely isotropic core

B. Woodward, M. Kashtalyan* (Corresponding Author)

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In this paper, three-dimensional elastic deformation of rectangular sandwich panels with functionally graded transversely isotropic core subjected to transverse loading is investigated. An exponential variation of Young’s and shear moduli through the thickness is assumed. The approach uses displacement potential functions for transversely isotropic graded media and a three-dimensional elasticity solution for a transversely isotropic graded plate developed by the authors. The effects of transverse shear modulus, loading localisation, panel thickness and anisotropy on the stresses and displacements in the panel are examined and discussed.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2463-2484
Number of pages22
JournalArchive of Applied Mechanics
Issue number12
Early online date20 Sep 2019
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2019



  • three-dimensional elasticity
  • sandwich panel
  • functionally graded material
  • analytical modelling
  • Sandwich panel
  • Functionally graded material
  • Analytical modelling
  • Three-dimensional elasticity

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Mechanical Engineering

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