Adhesively-bonded joints provide many advantages over conventional mechanical fasteners and are increasingly receiving attention as an alternative to mechanical joints in engineering applications. The traditional fasteners usually result in the cutting of fibers and hence the introduction of stress concentrations, both of which reduce structural integrity. By contrast, bonded joints are more continuous and have potential advantages of strength-to-weight ratio, design flexibility, and ease of fabrication. This book provides an overview of available analytical methods as well as numerical methods.
Table of Contents
Introduction. Analytical Modelling for the Single-lap Joint. Analytical Modeling for Composite Structures. Analytical Modelling of Dynamic and Impact Loads. Continuum Mechanics Modelling by Finite Elements. Cohesive Zone Modelling for Static Applications. Parameter Identification in Cohesive Zone Modelling. Cohesive Zone Modelling for Fatigue Applications. Damage Mechanics for Static and Fatigue Applications. Extended Finite Element Modelling in Static Applications. Numerical modelling of Bonded Joints and Repairs. Mixed Adhesive Joints for the Aerospace Industry.
Raul D. S. G. Campilhois affiliated with Instituto Superior de Engenharia do Porto, Portugal.
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