Homogenization of sandwich structures

Timon Rabczuk, J. Y. Kim, E. Samaniego, T. Belytschko

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A homogenization method is proposed for sandwich structures consisting of two plates interlaced with beams and shells in a periodic, lattice structure. The proposed method is a quasi-continuum approach where the constitutive response is obtained from the generalized forces of the interlacing elements. Buckling is studied as part of this model. Comparison of the homogenized model with fully discrete models show reasonable to very good agreement.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1009-1027
Number of pages19
JournalInternational Journal for Numerical Methods in Engineering
Issue number7
Publication statusPublished - 2004 Oct 21
Externally publishedYes



  • Homogenization
  • Quasi-continuum
  • Sandwich structures

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Engineering (miscellaneous)
  • Applied Mathematics
  • Computational Mechanics

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Rabczuk, T., Kim, J. Y., Samaniego, E., & Belytschko, T. (2004). Homogenization of sandwich structures. International Journal for Numerical Methods in Engineering, 61(7), 1009-1027. https://doi.org/10.1002/nme.1100