A second order solution is presented for sandwich beams consisting of an arbitrary number of midplane symmetrical layers subjected to any type of transverse and shear loading and bounded by any combinations of free, pinned, and clamped end conditions. The solution includes transverse shear deformation and is shown to be a very good approximation to exact elasticity solutions. The distributions of shear stresses, normal stresses, horizontal displacements and transverse deflections have been computed for various beams and the pronounced deviations of these distributions from similar results using classical beam theory are explained. (Author)

  • Corporate Authors:

    Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Blacksburg

    Department of Agronomy
    Blacksburg, VA  United States  24061
  • Authors:
    • Heller, R A
    • Swift, G W
  • Publication Date: 1971-8

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  • Pagination: 48 p.

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  • Accession Number: 00024770
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: VPI-E-71-12
  • Contract Numbers: DAAF07-70-C-0444
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jan 14 1972 12:00AM