Date of Award

Summer 1981

Degree Type

Thesis - Restricted

Degree Name

Master of Science (MS)

Department

Mechanical Engineering

Abstract

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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