publication . Master thesis . 2007

Strength of Sandwich Panels Loaded in In-plane Compression

Lindström, Anders;
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  • Published: 01 Jan 2007
  • Publisher: KTH, Farkost och flyg
  • Country: Sweden
Abstract
The use of composite materials in vehicle structures could reduce the weight and thereby the fuel consumption of vehicles. As the road safety of the vehicles must be ensured, it is vital that the energy absorbing capability of the composite materials are similar to or better than the commonly used steel structures. The high specific bending stiffness of sandwich structures can with advantage be used in vehicles, provided that the structural behaviour during a crash situation is well understood and possible to predict. The purpose of this thesis is to identify and if possible to describe the failure initiation and progression in in-plane compression loaded sandwi...
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free text keywords: sandwich, in-plane compression, energy absorption, debond, postbuckling, Engineering mechanics, Teknisk mekanik
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