Description

The growing use of composites over metals for structural applications has made a thorough understanding of the behaviour of composite joints in various applications essential for engineers, but has also presented them with a new set of problems. Composite joints and connections addresses these differences and explores the design, modelling and testing of bonded and bolted joints and connections.

Part one discusses bolted joints whilst part two examines bonded joints. Chapters review reinforcement techniques and applications for composite bolted and bonded joints and investigate the causes and effects of fatigue and stress on both types of joint in various applications and environments. Topics in part one include metal hybridization, glass-reinforced aluminium (GLARE), hybrid fibre metal laminates (FML), glass fibre reinforced polymer (GFRP) and carbon fibre reinforced polymer (CFRP) composites. Topics in part two include calculation of strain energy release rates, simulating fracture and fatigue failure using cohesive zone models, marine and aerospace applications, advanced modelling, stress analysis of bonded patches and scarf repairs.

Composite joints and connections is a valuable reference for composite manufacturers and composite component fabricators, the aerospace, automotive, shipbuilding and civil engineering industries and for anyone involved in the joining and repair of composite structures.

Key Features

  • Explores the design, modelling and testing of bonded and bolted joints and connections
  • Reviews reinforcement techniques and applications for composite bolted and bonded joints
  • Investigates the causes and effects of fatigue and stress on bolted and bonded joints in various applications and environments

Readership

Composite manufacturers and composite component fabricators, the aerospace, automotive, shipbuilding and civil engineering industries and for anyone involved in the joining and repair of composite structures.

Table of Contents

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Introduction

Part I: Bolted joints

Chapter 1: Reinforcement of composite bolted joints by means of local metal hybridization

Abstract:

1.1 Introduction

1.2 Local hybridization concept

1.3 Reinforcement materials

1.4 Bearing strength

1.5 Conclusions

Chapter 2: Bolted joints in glass reinforced aluminium (Glare) and other hybrid fibre metal laminates (FML)

Abstract:

2.1 Introduction

2.2 Glare and the fibre metal laminate (FML) concept

2.3 Loads in a mechanically fastened FML joint

2.4 Static behaviour of FML joints

2.5 Fatigue behaviour of FML joints

2.6 Residual strength of FML joints

2.7 Sources of further information and advice

Chapter 3: Bolted joints in pultruded glass fibre reinforced polymer (GFRP) composites

Abstract:

3.1 Introduction

3.2 Experimental characterisation of stiffness and strength of bolted joints

3.3 Tests on tension joints

3.4 Analysis of stresses, deformations and bolt load-sharing in tension joints

3.5 Design guidance for tension joints

3.6 Research needs and future prospects

Chapter 4: Bolt-hole clearance effects in composite joints

Abstract:

4.1 Introduction

4.2 Single-bolt joints

4.3 Multi-bolt joints

4.4 Conclusions

Chapter 5: Stress analysis of bolted composite joints under multiaxial loading

Abstract:

5.1 Introduction

5.2 Bolt load distribution

5.3 Numerical results

5.4 Conclusions

Chapter 6: Strength prediction of bolted joints in carbon fibre reinforced polymer (CFRP) composites

Abstract:

6.1 Introduction

6.2 Observed failure mechanisms

6.3 Physically based failure modelling

6.4 Strength analysis at the coupon level

6.5 Dealing with the component lev

Details

No. of pages:
544
Language:
English
Copyright:
© 2011
Published:
Imprint:
Woodhead Publishing
Print ISBN:
9781845699901
Electronic ISBN:
9780857094926

About the editors

P Camanho

Pedro P. Camanho is a Professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at The University of Porto, Portugal. Pedro P. Camanho is widely regarded for his research into composite joints and connections including modelling behaviour, failure analysis and smart structures.

Stephen Hallett

Stephen R. Hallett is Professor in Composite Structures in the Advanced Composites Centre for Innovation and Science at the University of Bristol, UK. One of his main research interests is the development of physically based damage models for composite materials and their deployment for new and challenging applications. He has worked with on research projects for many of the major aerospace companies and is Technical Director for the Rolls-Royce Composites University Technology Centre at the University of Bristol. He has published over 70 scientific papers in international peer reviewed journals.