Nonlinear response of a sandwich plate subjected to blast load

Bas A., Kazanci Z., Mecitoglu Z.

ASME International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition, Washington, United States Of America, 11 - 15 November 2007, pp.169-177 identifier

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Full Text
  • City: Washington
  • Country: United States Of America
  • Page Numbers: pp.169-177
  • Istanbul Technical University Affiliated: Yes


Present work includes in-plane stiffness and inertia effects on the motion of a sandwich plate under blast load. The geometric nonlinearity effects are taken into account with the von Karman large deflection theory of thin plates. All edges clamped boundary conditions are considered in the analyses. The equations of motion for the plate are derived by the use of the virtual work principle. Approximate solutions are assumed for the space domain and substituted into the equations of motion. Then the Galerkin Method is used to obtain the nonlinear differential equations in the time domain. The finite difference method is applied to solve the system of coupled nonlinear equations. The results of theoretical analyses are obtained.