The analysis of monolithic and sandwich plates is illustrated for those cases where the boundary conditions are not uniform along the thickness direction, and run at a given position along the thickness direction. For instance, a sandwich plate constrained at the bottom or top face can be considered. The approach relies upon a sublaminate formulation,which is applied here in the context of a Ritz-based approach. Due to the possibility of dividing the structure into smaller portions, viz. the sublaminates, the constraints can be applied at any given location, providing a high degree of flexibility in modeling the boundary conditions. Penalty functions and Lagrange multipliers are introduced for this scope. Results are presented for free-vibration and bending problems. The close matching with highly refined finite element analyses reveals the accuracy of the proposed formulation in determining the vibration frequencies, as well as the internal stress distribution. Reference results are provided for future benchmarking purposes.

Analysis of Monolithic and Sandwich Panels Subjected To Non-Uniform Thickness-Wise Boundary Conditions

Vescovini, Riccardo;Dozio, Lorenzo
2018-01-01

Abstract

The analysis of monolithic and sandwich plates is illustrated for those cases where the boundary conditions are not uniform along the thickness direction, and run at a given position along the thickness direction. For instance, a sandwich plate constrained at the bottom or top face can be considered. The approach relies upon a sublaminate formulation,which is applied here in the context of a Ritz-based approach. Due to the possibility of dividing the structure into smaller portions, viz. the sublaminates, the constraints can be applied at any given location, providing a high degree of flexibility in modeling the boundary conditions. Penalty functions and Lagrange multipliers are introduced for this scope. Results are presented for free-vibration and bending problems. The close matching with highly refined finite element analyses reveals the accuracy of the proposed formulation in determining the vibration frequencies, as well as the internal stress distribution. Reference results are provided for future benchmarking purposes.
plates; sandwich plates; free vibrations; bending; sublaminate
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