A Laminated Plate Model of an Adhesive-Bonded Taper-Taper Joint Under Tension

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Jack E. Helms

Albemarle Corporation, 451 Florida Street, Baton Rouge, LA 70801

Chihdar Yang, Su-Seng Pang

Department of Mechanical Engineering, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA 70803

J. Eng. Mater. Technol 119(4), 408-414 (Oct 01, 1997) (7 pages) doi:10.1115/1.2812277 History: Revised February 25, 1996; Received September 07, 1996; Online November 27, 2007


An analytical model of the strain and stress distributions in a taper-taper adhesive-bonded joint between two composite flat plates has been developed using first-order laminated plate theory. A correction for transverse shear deformation effects was included. The model was derived under the assumption of plane strain in the adherends and consists of eighteen first-order, linear, coupled ordinary differential equations with variable coefficients. The model was solved numerically using the Linear Shooting Method. Finite element models were also developed to verify the results of the analytical model using the COSMOS/M commercial software package.

Copyright © 1997 by The American Society of Mechanical Engineers
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