American Journal of Applied Sciences

Computational Investigation of Elastoplastic Deformation of a Sandwich Beam on the Elastic Foundation

Moh’d Ishaq Abu Halawa

DOI : 10.3844/ajassp.2008.1693.1700

American Journal of Applied Sciences

Volume 5, Issue 12

Pages 1693-1700


Elastoplastic bending of a sandwich beam with a rigid compressible filler on an elastic base has been studied. To describe kinematics of asymmetrical across thickness pack in the bearing layers the Bernoulli hypotheses have been accepted. Displacements in the filler vary linearly over thickness. The distributed superficial loading simulates the hydrostatic effect of the ambient liquid. The reaction of the base is described by Winkler’s model. A system of equilibrium equations for displacements has been obtained and solved. The numerical results for a sandwich metal-polymer-metal beam are cited.


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