Understanding and control of adhesive crack propagation in bonded joints between carbon fibre composite adherends II. Finite element analysis

Felicity J Guild, Kevin D Potter, Jurgen Heinrich, Robert D Adams, Michael R Wisnom

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Abstract

Carbon fibre composites are being widely considered for many classes of heavily loaded components. A common feature of such components is the need to introduce local or global loads into the composite structure. The use of adhesive bonding rather than mechanical fasteners offers the potential for reduced weight and cost. However, such bonded joints must be shown to behave in a predictable and reliable way. A major aspect of this is to demonstrate that the progress of cracks through the bonds is well understood. The simulation work presented here complements the experimental work presented in Part I. The observed failure processes and their sequence are successfully described and modelled.
Translated title of the contributionUnderstanding and control of adhesive crack propagation in bonded joints between carbon fibre composite adherends II: Finite element analysis
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)445-453
Number of pages9
JournalInternational Journal of Adhesion and Adhesives
Volume21
Issue number6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2001

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