A METHOD FOR WEIGHT OPTIMIZATION OF FLAT TRUSS-CORE SANDWICH PANELS UNDER LATERAL LOADS
Final rept. 24 May 1965-31 Dec 1966
STRUCTURAL MECHANICS ASSOCIATES NARBERTH PA
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A method is presented for optimizing, on a weight basis, flat truss-core sandwich panels under lateral loads. To solve this type of problem by equating the stress level for all failure modes requires a knowledge of the stress distribution throughout the panel for the given loading. There are no available stress analysis methods of sufficient sophistication for corrugated panels under lateral loading hence, a large portion of this report is devoted to the development of such a method of analysis. The method is essentially a deformation method however, a technique of using Fourier type transformations makes the solution more tractable.
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