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IJAPM 2014 Vol.4(1): 62-67 ISSN: 2010-362X
DOI: 10.7763/IJAPM.2014.V4.256

Homogenization Technique for the Efficient Modeling of Large Scale Corrugated Core Sandwich Structures

Isabella C. Skrna-Jakl, Dieter H. Pahr, Karl Heinz Karner, and Franz G. Rammerstorfer
Abstract—Numerical calculations of large scale corrugated core sandwich structures are, due to their characteristic cross sections, generally very labor-intensive and costly. With the application of effective orthotropic FE-shell elements, which are based on a homogenization technique, modeling and computation of these structures can be carried out more efficiently. In the present paper an analytical homogenization framework is presented. For the verification of the analytical stiffness predictions a parametric study is performed employing FE-unit cell analyses. Numerical analyses of four-point bending tests employing effective orthotropic shell elements are performed in order to demonstrate the effectiveness of these elements. Finally, the numerical bending test results are verified experimentally.

Index Terms—Corrugated core sandwich structures, finite elements, lightweight design, orthotropic material behavior.

I. C. Skrna-Jakl, D. H. Pahr, and F. G. Rammerstorfer are with the Institute of Lightweight Design and Structural Biomechanics, Vienna University of Technology, 1040 Vienna, Austria (e-mail: skrna@ilsb.tuwien.ac.at, pahr@ilsb.tuwien.ac.at, ra@ilsb.tuwien.ac.at ).
K.-H. Karner is with Siemens AG, Vienna, Austria (e-mail: karl-heinz.karner@siemens.com).

Cite: Isabella C. Skrna-Jakl, Dieter H. Pahr, Karl Heinz Karner, and Franz G. Rammerstorfer, "Homogenization Technique for the Efficient Modeling of Large Scale Corrugated Core Sandwich Structures," International Journal of Applied Physics and Mathematics vol. 4, no. 1, pp. 62-67, 2014.

General Information

ISSN: 2010-362X (Online)
Abbreviated Title: Int. J. Appl. Phys. Math.
Frequency: Quarterly
DOI: 10.17706/IJAPM
Editor-in-Chief: Prof. Haydar Akca 
Abstracting/ Indexing:  Index Copernicus, EI (INSPEC, IET), Chemical Abstracts Services (CAS), Nanowerk Database, Google Scholar, EBSCO, etc.
E-mail: ijapm@iap.org
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