In this paper a finite element analysis of the behavior of adhesive joints between FRP (fiber-reinforced polymers) adherents is presented. In particular, double-lap joints, in the case of both normal and shear/flexure stresses, are considered. The problem is nonlinear due to themathematical formulation of the cohesive laws introduced to model the interfacial interactions. On the contrary, the adherents are supposed to be linear elastic up to failure. The common approach of analyzing shear/flexure behavior separately from extensional behavior, as well as disregarding the mutual effects between the normal and tangential stresses acting at the joint interfaces, has been updated. The paper takes into account the coupling effects between shear/flexure and extensional equilibrium problems. As highlighted in literature, only a coupled analysis can be considered correct when the mechanical characteristics of the adherents are quite different, as usually occurs in practice. Furthermore it also has been assumed that the adherents are shear deformable. The numerical results obtained by such an approach are presented, discussed and compared with others available in literature.
|Titolo:||Axial/Bending Coupled Analysis for FRP Adhesive Lap Joints|
|Autori interni:||MANCUSI, Geminiano|
|Data di pubblicazione:||2010|
|Rivista:||MECHANICS OF ADVANCED MATERIALS AND STRUCTURES|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||1.1.2 Articolo su rivista con ISSN|