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Analysis of Sandwich Plates with Isotropic Face Plates and a Viscoelastic Core

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Gang Wang, Sudha Veeramani, Norman M. Wereley

Smart Structures Laboratory, Alfred Gessow Rotorcraft Center, Department of Aerospace Engineering, University of Maryland at College Park, College Park, MD 20742

J. Vib. Acoust 122(3), 305-312 (Jan 01, 1999) (8 pages) doi:10.1115/1.1303065 History: Received January 01, 1999
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(a) Sandwich plate showing its co-ordinate axes and dimensions and (b) layers forming the sandwich, and the displacements associated with each layer
Grahic Jump Location
Experimental setup for plate test.

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