versão On-line ISSN 1678-8621
GAGLIARDO, Debora Pierini e MASCIA, Nilson Tadeu. Analysis of sandwich structures: design parameters. Ambient. constr. (Online) [online]. 2010, vol.10, n.4, pp. 247-258. ISSN 1678-8621. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S1678-86212010000400017.
Sandwich structures have aroused much interest and are already widespread in different industrial sectors, especially in aerospace, military and construction. This is due to their characteristic of being able to combine high bending rigidity and low weight, resulting in a very efficient structure. In this paper, sandwich structures were analyzed considering their mechanical behavior and possible applications in the building industry. A routine is presented for the development of designs for the construction industry, using sandwich structures, emphasizing flat structures, such as beams and plates. A spreadsheet is also used to analyze and evaluate the application of various building materials in sandwich structures.
Palavras-chave : Sandwich structures; Orthotropy; Failure criteria; Beams; Plates.