Date of Award
Master of Science
Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
Dr. Judah Ari-Gur
Dr. Philip Guichelaar
Dr. Dennis Vandenbrink
Masters Thesis-Open Access
A dynamic analysis is presented for the bending response of square sandwich plates with isotropic core and facings under blast type pressure. The maximum central deflections of simply supported plates under static and dynamic loadings are compared for various thicknesses and elastic moduli. The deviation of the thick sandwich plate results from the pure-bending theory results is presented for various core properties. Small deflection dynamic iso-response plots are shown for different core rigidities. To study the limits of small deformation linearity for various sandwich plates, non-linear results for deformations under high pressure loads are compared with the linear results. The results show that the maximum occurs at a frequency after the resonant frequency.
Bulla, "Analysis of Sandwich Plates Subjected to Blast Loading" (1993). Master's Theses. 795.