Analysis of Single-Layered Corrugated Core Sandwich Plate by Homogenization Method — On the Application of Homogenization Method to Composite Structures with Only Planar Periodicity —

Naoki Takano, Masaru Zako

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The effectiveness of the homogenization method for the analysis of composite materials has been shown since it was firstly introduced in the 1970's. As this method is applicable to periodic problems only, however, some important engineering problems remain unsolved. Those problems are, for instance, honey-comb sandwich plates and panels with reinforcing ribs, which are not periodic in the thickness direction. In this paper, the application of the homogenization method to those problems is discussed. As a pratical example, stress analysis of single-layered corrugated core sandwich plates is presented. A method to homogenize its complicated geometry to a simple solid model, to get the homogenized material constants, and to calculate the microscopic stress is proposed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)905-910
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of the Society of Materials Science, Japan
Issue number502
Publication statusPublished - 1995 Jan 1
Externally publishedYes



  • Composite structure
  • Corrugated core sandwich plate
  • Homogenization method
  • Stress analysis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Materials Science(all)
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering

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