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REVIEW ARTICLES

Sandwich Structures

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Jack R. Vinson

Mechanical Engineering, University of Delaware, Newark, Delaware, 19716

Appl. Mech. Rev 54(3), 201-214 (May 01, 2001) (14 pages) doi:10.1115/1.3097295 History: Online April 07, 2009

Abstract

The use of sandwich structures is increasing rapidly. It is used in many applications ranging from satellites, aircraft, ships, automobiles, rail cars, and in bridge construction to mention only a few. The purpose of the following review article is to provide a general introduction to or discussion of the structural mechanics involved in the field of sandwich structures and a sufficient number of references to enable the reader to further investigate his/her specific interests. Like all reviews, it is limited by the knowledge of the author and a reasonable length for the article. This article has 174 references.

Copyright © 2001 by American Society of Mechanical Engineers
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