Optimal truss plates

Citation
N. Wicks et Jw. Hutchinson, Optimal truss plates, INT J SOL S, 38(30-31), 2001, pp. 5165-5183
Citations number
6
Language
INGLESE
art.tipo
Article
Categorie Soggetti
Mechanical Engineering
Journal title
INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF SOLIDS AND STRUCTURES
ISSN journal
0020-7683 → ACNP
Volume
38
Issue
30-31
Year of publication
2001
Pages
5165 - 5183
Database
ISI
SICI code
0020-7683(200107/08)38:30-31<5165:OTP>2.0.ZU;2-5
Abstract
Sandwich plates comprised of truss cores faced with either planar trusses o r solid sheets are optimally designed for minimum weight subject to prescri bed combinations of bending and transverse shear loads. Motivated by recent advances in manufacturing possibilities, attention is focussed on plates w ith truss elements and faces made from a single material. The optimized pla tes are compared with similarly optimized honeycomb core sandwich plates fa shioned from the same material. Sandwich plates with solid sheet faces and truss cores are highly efficient from a weight standpoint. These are also s tudied for their performance as compression panels. Optimized compression p anels of this construction compare favorably with the most efficient string er stiffened plates. (C) 2001 Elsevier Science Ltd. All rights reserved.