Shells of Sandwich Construction

  • Jack R. Vinson
Part of the Solid Mechanics and Its Applications book series (SMIA, volume 18)


Sandwich construction, like the name implies, usually consists of two faces which are kept separated by a core. The facings usually carry the in-plane primary loads (tensile, compressive, and in-plane shear), while the core (analogous to the web of an I-beam) resists the transverse shear loads. The two faces usually are composed of the same material, and have the same thickness (tf), which places the neutral surface of bending at the mid-plane of the sandwich cross-section, as shown in Figure 24.1 (a).


Sandwich Panel Flexural Stiffness Foam Core Honeycomb Core Core Sandwich 
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  • Jack R. Vinson
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  1. 1.Department of Mechanical Engineering and the Center for Composite MaterialsUniversity of DelawareNewarkUSA

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