MD Demonstration ProblemsCHAPTER 8
This problem demonstrates the ability to model pressure loading of a square composite three layer sandwich flat shell.Stresses and displacements are calculated and compared to a reference solution.
Stresses and displacements are calculated at the surface of the composite three layer sandwich flat shell in MD Nastran.This test is recommended by the National Agency for Finite Element Methods and Standards (NAFEMS): TestR0031/3 from NAFEMS publication R0031, “Composites Benchmarks”, February 1995.
A numerical solution has been obtained with MD Nastran’s SOL 400 for the configuration shown inFigure8-1. Theplate consists of three layers, a core layer and two face sheets covering this layer. Thicknesses of the layers are showninFigure8-1. Only one quarter of the part is analyzed with the appropriate symmetry boundary conditions, and thetwo edges on the boundary of the plate are fixed. The three layers are modeled using the
entry, where thethickness of both layers is 0.028 in.
PCOMP 1 0. 0.1 .028 0. YES 2 .75 0. YES1 .028 0. YES
Figure8-1 Three-layer Sandwich Shell under Normal Pressure Loading
Each lamina is modeled as one layer in the composite. The materials for the face sheets and core have the followingorthotropic properties:
uniform normalpressureCEA1010yxsimply supportedon all four edges0.0280.7500.028zface sheetface sheetxall dimensions in inchescore