Mechanics of Sandwich Structures

Proceedings of the EUROMECH 360 Colloquium held in Saint-Étienne, France, 13–15 May 1997

  • A. Vautrin
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Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xx
  2. General Lectures

    1. Howard G. Allen, Zhengnong Feng
      Pages 1-12
    2. K.-E. Mäkinen, S.-E. Hellbratt, K.-A. Olsson
      Pages 13-28
    3. D. Guedra-Degeorges, P. Thevenet, S. Maison
      Pages 29-36
  3. Contributions

    1. Finite Element Modelling

    2. Modelling

    3. Buckling and Singularities

      1. Poorvi Patel, Tomas Nordstrand, Leif A. Carlsson
        Pages 163-173
      2. V. Skvortsov, E. Bozhevolnaya
        Pages 183-190
      3. J. T. Barbosa, A. M. Ferreira, J. César Sá, A. T. Marques
        Pages 191-198
    4. Dynamic and Impact Behaviour

    5. Experimental Testing and Control

    6. Sandwich and Constituents Properties

      1. J. Pflug, A. W. Van Vuure, J. Ivens, I. Verpoest
        Pages 319-326
      2. P. Davies, R. Baizeau, A. Wahab, S. Pecault, F. Collombet, J.-L. Lataillade
        Pages 327-336
      3. C. Remillat, F. Thouverez, J. P. Laine, L. Jézéquel
        Pages 345-352
      4. Dirk Philips, Ignaas Verpoest, Joris van Raemdonck
        Pages 353-360
      5. Arnt Frode Brevik
        Pages 369-377
    7. Sandwich Design

About these proceedings


The main advantages of sandwiches as structural components are now well­ known and well-established. Due to the progress in polymer science and engineering and advances in manufacturing processes, sandwich structures can blend various functional and structural properties and therefore lead to highly innovating systems. The current difficulty to overcome is to provide designers with proper methodologies and tools that could enable them to design improved sandwich structures. Such dedicated design tools should be efficient, reliable, flexible and user-friendly. They should be based on advanced knowledge of sandwich behaviour at global and local scales. Such approach relies on our capability to test, identify, control and model structure performances. The impressive variety of core and face materials and the rapid developments in forming processes give new opportunities to design components which have more complex shapes and higher integrated functional and structural properties. Interest in sandwiches is permanently growing in industry and refined testing and modelling approaches should be encouraged to set up relevant guidelines to design reliable advanced structures. The European Society for Mechanics sponsored the EUROMECH 360 Colloquium on the 'Mechanics of Sandwich Structures' in Saint-Etienne, France, on 13 - 15 May 1997. The main purpose of EUROMECH 360 was to go into the most recent progresses in sandwich analysis and design, including mechanical modelling and testing. It was expected that the Colloquium should contribute to define new research directions to support development of advanced applications in strategic industrial sectors such as ground transportations or building and civil engineering.


mechanics modeling polymer polymer science stability structure structures

Editors and affiliations

  • A. Vautrin
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Mechanical and Materials EngineeringÉcole Nationale Supérieure des MinesSaint-ÉtienneFrance

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 1998
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-90-481-5027-4
  • Online ISBN 978-94-015-9091-4
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