On Shear and Bending-Membrane Coupling in Sandwich Shells with Elastic or Viscoelastic Core
A considerable body of literature exists on the modelling analysis and design of sandwich panels and shells [1,2]. However, there is still a need for new formulations and implementations of effective computational strategies and numerical techniques for the efficient generation of their response. The main aspects added by the sandwich construction are the membrane-bending coupling and transverse shear effects. The former is sometimes used to enhance the damping of composite structures , and the latter is the basis of shear damping mechanism in constrained layer treatments.
KeywordsTransverse Shear Sandwich Panel Face Sheet Elastic Coupling Shear Correction Factor
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