Wrinkling of Zebra Skin Sandwich Panels

    Volume 25, Issue 4 (October 2003)

    ISSN: 0884-6804

    CODEN: CTROAD

    Page Count: 6


    Bekisli, B
    Graduate Student, Lehigh University, Bethlehem, PA

    Grenestedt, JL
    Associate Professor, Lehigh University, Bethlehem, PA

    (Received 29 April 2003; accepted 22 August 2003)

    Abstract

    The wrinkling, or skin buckling, behavior of sandwich panels with skins consisting of equally spaced strips was investigated. These so-called zebra skin sandwiches proved to be superior to full skin sandwiches in terms of weight and wrinkling strength. Two and three-dimensional finite element analyses were performed and the full skin sandwich results were compared to various results in the open literature. An approximate analytical estimate, using Euler-Bernoulli kinematics in the skin and a simple exponentially decaying field in the core, was derived and compared with finite element results.


    Paper ID: CTR10960J

    DOI: 10.1520/CTR10960J

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    Title Wrinkling of Zebra Skin Sandwich Panels
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    Committee D30