Title

Transverse Matrix Cracking in a Sandwich Beam with Cross-Ply Facings Subject to a Uniform Pressure

Abstract

An approach to the estimate of transverse matrix cracking and degradation of the stiffness of sandwich beams with cross-ply facings is presented. Using this approach, it is shown that initial transverse cracking limited to a part of the span does not result in a noticeable degradation of the stiffness and probably may be disregarded, with a possible exception of fatigue problems.

Department(s)

Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

Document Type

Article - Journal

Document Version

Citation

File Type

text

Language(s)

English

Rights

© 2001 Elsevier, All rights reserved.


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