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The Bending-Gradient plate theory originally presented in [1] is applied to cellular sandwich panels. This theory is the extension of Reissner-Mindlin theory to heterogeneous plates. Its application clarifies common assumptions made in sandwich theory. It also enables to define a direct homogenization scheme for deriving the shear forces stiffness of(More)
In a previous paper from the authors, the bounds from Kelsey et al. (1958) were applied to a sandwich panel including a folded core in order to estimate its shear forces stiffness (Lebée and Sab, 2010b). The main outcome was the large discrepancy of the bounds. Recently, Lebée and Sab (2011a) suggested a new plate theory for thick plates –the(More)
In the first part (Lebée and Sab, 2010a) of this two-part paper we have presented a new plate theory for out-of-plane loaded thick plates where the static unknowns are those of the Kirchhoff-Love theory (3 in-plane stresses and 3 bending moments), to which six components are added representing the gradient of the bending moment. The new theory, called(More)
  • S Brisard, L Dormieux, K Sab
  • 2013
Due to its relatively low computational cost, the equivalent inclusion method is an attractive alternative to traditional full-field computations of heterogeneous materials formed of simple inhomogeneities (spherical, ellipsoidal) embedded in a homogeneous matrix. The method can be seen as the discretization of the Lippmann–Schwinger equation with piecewise(More)
  • S Brisard, K Sab, L Dormieux
  • 2013
We present a new auxiliary problem for the determination of the apparent stiffness of a Statistical Volume Element (SVE). The SVE is embedded in an infinite, homogeneous reference medium, subjected to a uniform strain at infinity, while tractions are applied to the boundary of the SVE to ensure that the imposed strain at infinity coincides with the average(More)
In this paper, we present a formulation for coupling discrete and continuum models for both dynamic and static analyses. This kind of formulation offers the possibility of carrying out better simulations of material properties than the discrete calculations, and with both larger length scales and longer times. Using only a discrete approach to simulate a(More)
In a recent work, a new plate theory for thick plates was suggested where the static unknowns are those of the Kirchhoff-Love theory, to which six components are added representing the gradient of the bending moment [1]. This theory, called the Bending-Gradient theory, is the extension to multilayered plates of the Reissner-Mindlin theory which appears as a(More)