Structural and Failure Mechanics of Sandwich Composites

  • L.A. Carlsson
  • G.A. Kardomateas

Part of the Solid Mechanics and Its Applications book series (SMIA, volume 121)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. L. A. Carlsson, G. A. Kardomateas
    Pages 1-17
  3. L. A. Carlsson, G. A. Kardomateas
    Pages 39-83
  4. L. A. Carlsson, G. A. Kardomateas
    Pages 85-101
  5. L. A. Carlsson, G. A. Kardomateas
    Pages 103-140
  6. L. A. Carlsson, G. A. Kardomateas
    Pages 141-163
  7. L. A. Carlsson, G. A. Kardomateas
    Pages 165-204
  8. L. A. Carlsson, G. A. Kardomateas
    Pages 205-229
  9. L. A. Carlsson, G. A. Kardomateas
    Pages 231-262
  10. L. A. Carlsson, G. A. Kardomateas
    Pages 263-293
  11. L. A. Carlsson, G. A. Kardomateas
    Pages 295-329
  12. L. A. Carlsson, G. A. Kardomateas
    Pages 331-364
  13. Back Matter
    Pages 365-386

About this book

Introduction

"Structural and Failure Mechanics of Sandwich Composites" by Leif A. Carlsson and George A. Kardomateas focuses on some important deformation and failure modes of sandwich panels such as global buckling, wrinkling and local instabilities, and face/core debonding. The book also provides the mechanics background necessary for understanding deformation and failure mechanisms in sandwich panels and the response of sandwich structural parts to a variety of loadings. Specifically, first-order and high-order sandwich panel theories, and three-dimensional elasticity solutions for the structural behavior outlined in some detail. Elasticity analysis can serve as a benchmark for judging the accuracy of simplified sandwich plate, shell and beam theories. Furthermore, the book reviews test methods developed for the characterization of the constituent face and core materials, and sandwich beams and plates. The characterization of face/core debonding is a major topic of this text, and analysis methods based on fracture mechanics are described and applied to several contemporary test specimens. Test methods and results documented in the literature are included and discussed. The book will benefit structural and materials engineers and researchers with the desire to learn more about structural behavior, failure mechanisms, fracture mechanics and damage tolerance of sandwich structures.

Keywords

composites debonds sandwich structures wrinkling

Authors and affiliations

  • L.A. Carlsson
    • 1
  • G.A. Kardomateas
    • 2
  1. 1.Dept. Mechnical EngineeringFlorida Atlantic UniversityBoca RatonUSA
  2. 2.School of Aerospace EngineeringGeorgia Institute of TechnologyAtlantaUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4020-3225-7
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 2011
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Engineering
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4020-3224-0
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4020-3225-7
  • Series Print ISSN 0925-0042
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