Failure Procedure in Adhesive Composite Joints under Different Types of Loading

Document Type: Research Paper


1 Department of Mechanical Engineering, Science and Research Branch, Islamic Azad University, Tehran, Iran

2 School of Mechanical Engineering, Shiraz University, Shiraz, Iran

3 Mechanical Engineering Department, Sharif University of Technology, Tehran, Iran


In this paper, we have used numerical simulation to study failure of adhesive joints in composite plates. To determine the failure load, adhesive joints are subjected to different types of loading and gradual failure of the joint is studied using the finite element method. The composite material failure theory is implemented into the FEM software. Also different geometries for the joint edge are considered and effect of these geometries and fillet chamfer angle on the failure load are investigated.


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