NUMERICAL SIMULATION OF STEEL SANDWICH PLATE SYSTEM (SPS) FLOOR
Steel Sandwich Plate Systems (SPS) have been used for commercial applications during the last 15 years. Stairs & staircase landings, bulkheads and decks are the main application areas of metallic sandwich panels in cruise ships and in other marine applications. In recent years a wide variety of applications of stainless steel sandwich panels are used in civil and mechanical engineering as well as in other industrial sectors. These include floors of buses, walls and floors of elevators, working platforms in industrial applications and balconies of shipyard. The sandwich structures have potential to offer wide range of attractive design solutions. The steel sandwich structure offer high strength to weight ratio, noise control, high stiffness etc if compared to traditional steel plate flows. In this work numerical simulation of SPS floor with all edges clamped, subjected to uniform pressure loading is carried out in ANSYS workbench. The SPS floor simulation results are compared with traditional steel plate of with same weight, same area with same boundary conditions and loading.
A.Gopichand, Dr.G.Krishnaiah, D.Krishnaveni, Dr.Diwakar Reddy.V