RESEARCH PAPERS: Stress, Reliability, and Design Factors

Static Analysis of Three-Layered Sandwich Cantilever Beams

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S. R. Sharma, D. K. Rao

Mechanical Engineering Department, Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur, India

J. Vib., Acoust., Stress, and Reliab 106(4), 501-507 (Oct 01, 1984) (7 pages) doi:10.1115/1.3269227 History: Received June 06, 1983; Online November 23, 2009


A detailed static deflection and stress analysis of three-layered sandwich cantilever beams, subjected to both uniform as well as concentrated loads, is presented here. Three types of boundary conditions dealing with the mechanism of clamping at one edge and generation of “free” edge condition at the other end are investigated. Various graphs are presented showing the effects of geometric and shear parameters on deflections and stresses. They illustrate how the mechanism of “clamping” at one edge and generation of “free” edge condition can be utilized to increase the stiffness of sandwich beams.

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