Dynamic response of cantilevered thin-walled beams to blast and sonic-boom loadings

Liviu Librescu, Sungsoo Na

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The paper deals with the dynamic response of anisotropic cantilevered thin-walled beams exposed to blast and sonic boom loadings. The structural model used in this study incorporates a number of non-classical effects such as transverse shear and warping inhibition. Moreover, implementation of a specific ply-angle scheme in each constituent lamina results in elastic cross-couplings beneficial from the response behavior point of view. The influence of these effects is highlighted and the efficiency of the tailoring technique toward enhancing the dynamic response to various overpressure signatures is demonstrated.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)23-33
Number of pages11
JournalShock and Vibration
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 1998
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Civil and Structural Engineering
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Geotechnical Engineering and Engineering Geology
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering


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