Shear stresses in honeycomb sandwich plates: Analytical solution, finite element method and experimental verification

  title={Shear stresses in honeycomb sandwich plates: Analytical solution, finite element method and experimental verification},
  author={Laurent Wahl and Stefan Maas and Dani{\`e}le Waldmann and Arno Z{\"u}rbes and Patrick Fr{\'e}res},
  journal={Journal of Sandwich Structures \& Materials},
  pages={449 - 468}
Honeycomb composite structures are used in airplanes, railway cars and vehicles. The sandwich panels consist of two stiff face sheets of aluminium, which are bonded to a very lightweight honeycomb core of aluminium. Compared to normal plates, sandwich panels have a very high stiffness and simultaneously a low weight. The core of these structures is mainly subjected to shear stresses. The shear stresses depend strongly on the angle of the load application. The distribution and the level of the… 
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