Accession Number : ADA310684

Title :   Manual for Structural Stability Analysis of Sandwich Plates and Shells.

Descriptive Note : Contract rept.,

Corporate Author : GENERAL DYNAMICS CORP SAN DIEGO CA

Personal Author(s) : Sullins, R. T. ; Smith, G. W. ; Spier, E. E.

PDF Url : ADA310684

Report Date : DEC 1969

Pagination or Media Count : 385

Abstract : The basic objective of this study was to develop and compile a manual which would include practical and up-to-date methods for analyzing the structural stability of sandwich plates and shells for typical loading conditions which might be encountered in aerospace applications. The methods proposed for use would include known analytical approaches as modified for correlation with applicable test data. The data presented here covers recommended design equations and curves for a wide range of structural configurations and loading condition including combined loads. In a number of cases, actual test data points are included on the design curves to substantiate the recommendations made. For those items where little or no test data exists the basic analytical approach is presented along with the notation that this represented the 'test available' data and should be used with some caution and judgment until substantiated by test.

Descriptors :   *STRUCTURAL PROPERTIES, *SANDWICH PANELS, DATA BASES, EXPERIMENTAL DATA, STRUCTURAL ANALYSIS, AEROSPACE SYSTEMS, PLATES, CONFIGURATIONS.

Subject Categories : Laminates and Composite Materials

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE