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The Behavior of Sandwich Structures of Isotropic and Composite Materials - Jack R. Vinson

The Behavior of Sandwich Structures of Isotropic and Composite Materials

Hardcover Published: 31st March 1999
ISBN: 9781566766999
Number Of Pages: 396

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The Behavior of Sandwich Structures of Isotropic and Composite Materials presents the mathematics, descriptions, and analytical techniques in the growing field of sandwich structures. From a background in sandwich structures to thermoelastic problems of sandwich structures and sandwich shell theory, the book provides the knowledge needed to analyze, design, and optimize various sandwich structures.

As one would expect from a book on sandwich structures, this volume discusses special failure modes such as face wrinkling and core shear instability. Coverage includes not only honeycomb cores, but also foam, web, and truss cores. An important topic in composite structure design, optimization is explored in two chapters on sandwich plates and sandwich shells. The author presents the optimization techniques in closed form and the methods are applicable to material selection and geometric design. The book also contains a set of problems and references at the end of each chapter. This text is ideal for engineers-in-training, as well as practical engineers who desire a comprehensive understanding of sandwich structures technology.

"contains a list of homework problems and references at the end of each chapter Even if you aren't designing sandwich structures, you will still find this book useful. Because sandwiches are treated like composites, the theories and solutions can be applied to monocoque structures. And if you are designing sandwich structures, then this book will make your job a lot easier." -Composite.About.com Click Here to Read the Book Reviewed!

Preface
Sandwich Structures: Origins, Advantages, and Usesp. 1
Anisotrophic Elasticity and Composite Laminate Theoryp. 17
Derivation of the Governing Equations for Sandwich Plates (Panels)p. 65
Beams, Columns, and Rods of Composite Materialsp. 81
Energy Methods for Sandwich Structuresp. 105
Solutions for Rectangular Sandwich Platesp. 137
Dynamic Effects on Sandwich Panelsp. 161
Thermal and Moisture Effects on Sandwich Structuresp. 199
Elastic Instability (Buckling) of Sandwich Panelsp. 225
Structural Optimization to Obtain Minimum-Weight Sandwich Panelsp. 271
Sandwich Shellsp. 305
Buckling of Sandwich Cylindrical Shellsp. 323
Minimum-Weight Optimization of Sandwich Cylindrical Shellsp. 333
Core Materialsp. 351
Face Materialsp. 360
American Society for Testing Materials (ASTM) Standards for Sandwich Structures and Materialsp. 361
Indexp. 363
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ISBN: 9781566766999
ISBN-10: 1566766990
Audience: General
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 396
Published: 31st March 1999
Publisher: CRC PR INC
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 23.4 x 15.6  x 2.8
Weight (kg): 0.7
Edition Number: 1