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Strength prediction of double-lap woven CFRP bolted joint incorporating material softening

Ahmad, Mohd Hilton (2014) Strength prediction of double-lap woven CFRP bolted joint incorporating material softening. Applied Mechanics and Materials , 541. pp. 234-238. ISSN 1660-7482


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Strength prediction is discussed using a traction-separation damage model incorporating material softening for bolted joint that fails in bearing mode. The modelling approach in the bolted double-lap joint of current work is a simplistic approach to predict the strength of bearing failures. This is clearly shown in bearing failure which occurred experimentally at higher W/d ratios. A simple method for degrading material properties in the region of bearing failure was investigated and, from a preliminary study, was found to be promising. This approach is easily-implemented, and has been shown to be applicable to woven fabric composite materials in double-lap bolted joint.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: bearing failures; bolted joints; woven CFRP; XFEM
Subjects: T Technology > TA Engineering (General). Civil engineering (General) > TA401-492 Materials of engineering and construction. Mechanics of materials
Divisions: Faculty of Civil and Environmental Engineering > Department of Structural and Material Engineering
Depositing User: Normajihan Abd. Rahman
Date Deposited: 15 May 2014 00:28
Last Modified: 21 Jan 2015 08:26
URI: http://eprints.uthm.edu.my/id/eprint/5346
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