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Sandwich Structures

Ravichandran, G. and Rajapakse, Y. D. S. (2012) Sandwich Structures. Experimental Mechanics, 52 (1). pp. 1-2. ISSN 0014-4851.

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Sandwich panels made of stiff face sheets and compliant low density core materials result in high stiffness lightweight structures. Over the last few years, the science and technology of sandwich structures and materials has gained an impressive momentum, and the use of such structures and materials in a variety of products covering the range from sporting goods to satellites is on the increase. There is a lot of interest in sandwich structures particularly in applications related to aerospace, energy, and marine technologies. Advances in materials processing and fabrication techniques including digital manufacturing are leading to novel applications. As the range of applications expands, particularly in the area of marine structures such as high speed craft and structures resistant to blast loading, there is increased need to understand the behavior of sandwich structures under a wide range of loading conditions and environments. This poses special challenges to experimental mechanics in characterizing the loading and deformation and failure response of sandwich structures.

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Additional Information:© 2011 Society for Experimental Mechanics. We thank Hareesh Tippur, Editor-in-Chief, Experimental Mechanics for inviting us to edit this special issue on Sandwich Structures. We would like to thank Jennifer Tingets and Alessandra de la Vega for providing exemplary editorial assistance during the preparation of the special issue. Thanks are also due to the reviewers of the papers presented in this special issue, who have helped not only in the peer review of the manuscripts, but also in improving the quality of the papers.
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