The paper investigates the post-buckling response of web-core sandwich plates through classical continuum mechanics assumptions. The compressive loading is assumed to be in the direction of the web plates. Equivalent Single Layer (ESL) plate formulation is used with the kinematics of the First order Shear Deformation Theory (FSDT). During the initial, membrane-dominated loading stages, it is observed that the effect of finite size of the periodic microstructure is barely influences the plate responses. At the higher loads, when bending is activated, the finite size of the microstructure activates secondary shear-induced bending moments at the unit cells of the plate. A method to capture the envelope of the maximum values of these bending moments is presented. The findings are validated with the shell element models of the actual 3D-geometry. Finally, the physical limits of the classical continuum mechanics are discussed in the present context.
01/09/2017 → 31/12/2020
Projekti: Academy of Finland: Other research funding