The stress and displacement analysis of the thick sandwich plate is presented here by using an interlaminar stress mixed finite element based on local high-order deformable theory. The displacements of a sandwich plate are assumed to be high order polynomial functions layer-by-layer through the plate thickness. Since the interlaminar stresses at the interface between layers in this finite element scheme are regarded as primary variables, they can then be accurately determined. The accuracy of this finite element scheme is checked by comparing the present results with 3-D elasticity solutions of a simply supported sandwich plate. The response of a thick angle-ply, fiber-reinforced plastic (FRP) faced sandwich with fully simple supports, subjected to a sinusoidal distribution of transverse load is evaluated. The present finite element results are compared with results obtained from other finite element schemes.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Civil and Structural Engineering
- Ceramics and Composites