Date of Award

Summer 1981

Degree Type

Thesis - Restricted

Degree Name

Master of Science (MS)


Mechanical Engineering


Nonlinear differential equations which govern the large deflection of thin shallow sandwich shells having orthotropic cores are derived in this thesis. A solution to these equations is discussed and a sample application is presented. The load-deflection relationships for the sandwich shell with orthotropic or isotropic cores are plotted and tabulated. Comparisons are drawn between these deflections and those of a similar sandwich shell with core rigid against shear deformations and those of a shell with thickness equal to that of the facing of the sandwich shell.



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