This paper, the second of two, presents a numerical study of a simply-supported sandwich panel that is based on the mathematical formulation that appears in part I. The solution of the unknowns in the case of a simply-supported panel is based on a trigonometric series solution and it converts the set of PDE?s into an algebraic set of equations that are described by stiffness and mass matrices. In addition, it studies numerically, for a specific sandwich panel construction, the effects of the degradation of the mechanical properties of the core as a result of the thermal field on the free vibration response of the two computational models. The results of the mixed formulation model, denoted by MF, and the displacement formulation, denoted by DF, reveal a significant reduction of the eigenfrequencies as well as a shifting of the eigen-modes from higher modes to lower ones with increasing temperature.
|Number of pages||7|
|Journal||Composites Science and Technology|
|Publication status||Published - 1 May 2009|
- sandwich structures, thermal degradation, free vibrations, high-order sandwich theories, vertically compliant core materials