Modern Mechanical Engineering

Volume 7, Issue 4 (November 2017)

ISSN Print: 2164-0165   ISSN Online: 2164-0181

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Optimizing the Sandwich Composite Structure in the Cantilever Beam

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DOI: 10.4236/mme.2017.74009    991 Downloads   1,740 Views   Citations


The sandwich structure is of great interest because of its advantage of combining light weight and high flexural stiffness. Many previous researchers have studied the failure modes in sandwich structures and the effects on the load capacity caused by the change of the constituent materials’ properties. In this research, by applying Finite Element Analysis (FEA) method, we simulated a cantilever beam composed of a sandwich structure in Abaqus, to find out the preferred design principles that help decrease the stress and displacement in the beam when applied a uniform load. We also determined the effect of the core geometry on decreasing the displacement and the stress in the beam.

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Hu, T. (2017) Optimizing the Sandwich Composite Structure in the Cantilever Beam. Modern Mechanical Engineering, 7, 127-143. doi: 10.4236/mme.2017.74009.

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