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RESEARCH PAPERS

Sandwich Beams with Arbitrary Boundary Conditions

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Dusan Krajcinovic

Department of Materials Engineering, University of Illinois at Chicago Circle, Chicago, Illinois

J. Eng. Ind 97(3), 873-880 (Aug 01, 1975) (8 pages) doi:10.1115/1.3438695 History: Received July 18, 1974; Online July 15, 2010

Abstract

Presented is a practical and efficient method for the analysis of arbitrarily supported sandwich beams. Based on the previously derived set of governing variational equations, the present method utilizes familiar transfer matrix procedure. Final solutions for the displacement and stresses consist of two terms reflecting correspondingly the conventional (solid) beam bending and the cross-sectional distortion. The proposed method is illustrated in a few examples and the results are plotted for a wide range of geometric and material parameters.

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