Rational Design of Composite Panels

Hans Jørgen Riber

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    A non-linear structural model for composite panels is presented. The non-linear terms in the lateral displacements are modelled as an additional set of lateral loads acting on the panel. Hence the solution is reduced to that of an equivalent panel with small displacements In order to treat sandwich panels as well as single-skin panels, the effect of shear is included. The finite difference method is used solving the system of governing plate equations. Laterally loaded panels are analysed with respect to mid-point deflections and stresses. The numerical results are discussed in the light of 'Det Norske Veritas', DNV, building rules concerning high-speed light craft, in which the panel scantlings are often restricted by a maximum lateral deflection connected with the panel span.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationProceedings of the 3rd International Conference on Sandwich Construction. Pre-Prints Vol. 1. Sessions 1 to 6
    Number of pages10
    Place of PublicationSouthampton
    PublisherUniversity of Southampton
    Publication date1996
    Publication statusPublished - 1996
    Event3rd International Conference on Sandwich Construction - Southampton
    Duration: 1 Jan 1995 → …


    Conference3rd International Conference on Sandwich Construction
    Period01/01/1995 → …

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