Failure Modes in Sandwich T-Joints

  • Efstathios E. Theotokoglou
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Sandwich T-joints are attractive structural members in high speed marine vehicles. Such joints can fail in several ways under static loading. In this paper we develop equations describing the load at which failure occurs for each possible failure mode for a sandwich beam with a brittle face and a core material that yields plastically. The critical loads have been compared with those from the numerical investigation of a typical GRP/PVC sandwich T-joint under pull out load.


Failure Mode Critical Load Sandwich Panel Sandwich Beam Minimum Principal Stress 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Efstathios E. Theotokoglou
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  1. 1.Department of Engineering Science, Section of MechanicsThe National Technical University of AthensAthensGreece

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