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Evaluation of stiffness terms for Z-cored sandwich panels

Lookup NU author(s): Professor Mark RobinsonORCiD, Professor Geoff Gibson



This paper presents a model for the stiffness terms of composite sandwich panels with structured cores (referred to as 'z-core' panels). Truss-cores, corrugated-cores and double-corrugated cores containing a polymeric foam were considered. The model was validated, both through finite element simulation and through comparison with the results of experimental three point bend tests on panels. A parametric study was performed to assess the performance of the different reinforced panel configurations. © 2007 Springer Science+Business Media B.V.

Publication metadata

Author(s): Zangani D, Robinson M, Gibson AG

Publication type: Article

Publication status: Published

Journal: Applied Composite Materials

Year: 2007

Volume: 14

Issue: 3

Pages: 159-175

Print publication date: 01/05/2007

ISSN (print): 0929-189X

ISSN (electronic): 1573-4897

Publisher: Springer


DOI: 10.1007/s10443-007-9038-y


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