Accession Number : AD0727640

Title :   Solutions for the Multilayer Timoshenko Beam,

Corporate Author : VIRGINIA POLYTECHNIC INST AND STATE UNIV BLACKSBURG DEPT OF ENGINEERING MECHANICS

Personal Author(s) : Heller,Robert A. ; Swift,George W.

Report Date : AUG 1971

Pagination or Media Count : 48

Abstract : 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 ar explained. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*BEAMS(STRUCTURAL), MECHANICAL PROPERTIES), STRESSES, DEFORMATION, SANDWICH CONSTRUCTION, COMPOSITE MATERIALS, STRAIN(MECHANICS), FORCE(MECHANICS), BENDING, DIFFERENTIAL EQUATIONS, INTEGRATION

Subject Categories : Structural Engineering and Building Technology
      Mechanics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE