Mechanical models for local buckling of metal sandwich panels
Pinho Santos, L., Nordas, A.N., Izzuddin, B. and Macorini, L. (2018). Mechanical models for local buckling of metal sandwich panels. Proceedings of the Institution of Civil Engineers - Engineering and Computational Mechanics. 171 (2), pp. 65-78.
|Authors||Pinho Santos, L., Nordas, A.N., Izzuddin, B. and Macorini, L.|
Modern design methods for sandwich panels must attempt to maximise the potential of such systems for weight reduction, thus achieving highly optimised structural components. A successful design method for large-scale sandwich panels requires the consideration of every possible failure mode. An accurate prediction of the various failure modes is not only necessary but it should also utilise a simple approach that is suitable for practical application. To fulfil these requirements, a mechanics-based approach is proposed in this paper to assess local buckling phenomena in sandwich panels with metal cores. This approach employs a rotational spring analogy for evaluating the geometric stiffness in plated structures, which is considered with realistic assumed modes for plate buckling leading to accurate predictions of local buckling. In developing this approach for sandwich panels with metal cores, such as rectangular honeycomb cores, due account is taken of the stiffness of adjacent co-planar and orthogonal plates and its influence on local buckling. In this respect, design-oriented models are proposed for core shear buckling, intercellular buckling of the faceplates and buckling of slotted cores under compressive patch loading. Finally, the proposed design-oriented models are verified against detailed non-linear finite-element analysis, highlighting the accuracy of buckling predictions.
|Journal||Proceedings of the Institution of Civil Engineers - Engineering and Computational Mechanics|
|Journal citation||171 (2), pp. 65-78|
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI)||doi:10.1680/jencm.18.00021|
|Publication process dates|
|Accepted||26 Jul 2018|
|Deposited||13 Nov 2019|
|Accepted author manuscript|
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