Finite Element Analysis of Flat Joints in Metallic Honeycomb Sandwich Beams

Nishi P Devadas
2012 IOSR Journal of Mechanical and Civil Engineering  
A typical laminated structure of great use in aeronautical/aerospace, marine and civil engineering constructions is the sandwich-type construction. In the design of sandwich structures, components must be joined in such a manner that the overall structure retains its structural integrity while performing its intended function, subjected to loads and environment. The present work focuses on the finite element analysis of flat joints in adhesively bonded metallic honeycomb sandwich beam using
more » ... wich beam using ANSYS 13. The flat joint considered in the study is butt joint with doubler. The load-deflection characteristics, stress distribution patters , effects of variation of core thickness, skin thickness, and adhesive film thickness on the displacement and stress distributions are studied. Results are critically reviewed and presented.
doi:10.9790/1684-0320612 fatcat:jznltnup5jff5atn3uciclldre