Large Deflection of a Pin-Supported Slender Geometrically Asymmetric Sandwich Beam under Transverse Loading
The objective of this work is to study the large deflection of a pin-supported slender geometrically asymmetric metal foam core sandwich beam under transverse loading by a flat punch. Based on the yield criterion for geometrically asymmetric metal foam core sandwich structure, analytical solution for the large deflection of a pin-supported slender sandwich beam is obtained, in which the interaction of bending and stretching induced by large deflection is considered. The finite element results confirm the accuracy of the analytical solutions. The effects of asymmetric factor and boundary condition on the structural response of the asymmetric sandwich beam are discussed in detail. It is shown that the axial stretching induced by large deflection plays an important role in the load-carrying and energy absorption capacities of geometrically asymmetric sandwich structure.
Guoxing Lu and Qingming Zhang
J. X. Zhang et al., "Large Deflection of a Pin-Supported Slender Geometrically Asymmetric Sandwich Beam under Transverse Loading", Key Engineering Materials, Vols. 535-536, pp. 405-408, 2013