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Title: Stress and failure analysis of adhesively bonded joints
Author: Zhao, Xingjie
ISNI:       0000 0001 3577 5461
Awarding Body: University of Bristol
Current Institution: University of Bristol
Date of Award: 1991
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This thesis presents the results of a study into the mechanics of stresses in adhesive layer and the failure of adhesively bonded lap joints. A brief survey was made of the existing methods on the stress analysis of adhesively bonded lap joints. Following this is a discussion of the mechanics of adhesively bonded lap joints. The existence of stresses and factors affecting these stresses are presented in physical terms. A new method is presented for the determination of bending moments at the ends of the overlap for single lap joints. This method is accurate for joints with either identical or different adherends. A new procedure combining the analytical and numerical methods was proposed to obtain stresses in the adhesive layer accurately and efficiently. The reason why analytical methods yield somewhat hall the real peel stresses in the adhesive layer in double lap joints has been establis'hed. Some improvements in the determination of peel stresses in the adhesive layer in double lap joints have been made. A three dimensional stress analysis was carried out to study the stress distribution across the joint- width. An intuitive and numerical study was made into the mechanics of the longitudinal stresses in the adhesive layer. An elastic-plastic stress and strain analysis. has been performed with FEM on joints bonded with radii adherends to study the effect of the rounding of the adherend corners on the stress distribution in the adhesive layer. Some study into the failure process and failure modes were performed. Tests were made on both double and single lap joints. Finally. the failure criteria concerning strength predictions of adhesively bonded joints were reviewed. A, new criterion was proposed for the prediction of joint strength
Supervisor: Not available Sponsor: Not available
Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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Keywords: couplings ; fittings ; fasteners ; joints