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@article{(International Science Index):http://waset.org/publications/6053,
  title    = {A Study of Indentation Energy in Three Points Bending of Sandwich beams with Composite Laminated Faces and Foam Core},
  author    = {M. Sadighi and  H. Pouriayevali and  M. Saadati},
  country   = {},
  institution={},
  abstract  = {This paper deals with analysis of flexural stiffness,
indentation and their energies in three point loading of sandwich
beams with composite faces from Eglass/epoxy and cores from
Polyurethane or PVC. Energy is consumed in three stages of
indentation in laminated beam, indentation of sandwich beam and
bending of sandwich beam. Theory of elasticity is chosen to present
equations for indentation of laminated beam, then these equations
have been corrected to offer better results. An analytical model has
been used assuming an elastic-perfectly plastic compressive behavior
of the foam core. Classical theory of beam is used to describe three
point bending. Finite element (FE) analysis of static indentation
sandwich beams is performed using the FE code ABAQUS. The
foam core is modeled using the crushable foam material model and
response of the foam core is experimentally characterized in uniaxial
compression.
Three point bending and indentation have been done
experimentally in two cases of low velocity and higher velocity
(quasi-impact) of loading. Results can describe response of beam in
terms of core and faces thicknesses, core material, indentor diameter,
energy absorbed, and length of plastic area in the testing. The
experimental results are in good agreement with the analytical and
FE analyses. These results can be used as an introduction for impact
loading and energy absorbing of sandwich structures.},
    journal   = {International Journal of Civil, Environmental, Structural, Construction and Architectural Engineering},  volume    = {1},
  number    = {12},
  year      = {2007},
  pages     = {121 - 127},
  ee        = {http://waset.org/publications/6053},
  url       = {http://waset.org/Publications?p=12},
  bibsource = {http://waset.org/Publications},
  issn      = {eISSN:1307-6892},
  publisher = {World Academy of Science, Engineering and Technology},
  index     = {International Science Index 12, 2007},
}