Elasticity Solution for Static Analysis of Sandwich Structures with Sinusoidal Corrugated Cores

Document Type: Original Article

Author

Mechanical Engineering Department, Bu-Ali Sina University, Hamadan, Iran.

Abstract

Metal sandwich panels are three-dimensional structures widely used in industries mainly due to two distinct properties: low density and high strength. Although significant efforts have been made at research into corrugated sandwich panels, analytical solutions are still very few. This work wishes to present accurate analytical results of static analysis of corrugated sandwich panels. In order to determine equivalent properties of corrugated core in the thickness direction, energy method is used in conjunction with homogenization approach. Based on three-dimensional theory of elasticity, partial differential equations are reduced to ordinary differential equations by using the Fourier series. Analytical solutions for the stress and displacement fields are derived by using the state-space method in the thickness direction.
A detailed parametric study was conducted involving the dependency of out-of-plane properties on the corrugation geometrical parameters. Moreover, effects of these variables on the stress and displacement fields are discussed.

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