Accession Number:

AD0818146

Title:

FEASIBILITY OF JOINING ADVANCED COMPOSITE FLIGHT VEHICLE STRUCTURES.

Descriptive Note:

Quarterly progress rept. no. 4, 1 Feb-31 Apr 67,

Corporate Author:

IIT RESEARCH INST CHICAGO IL

Report Date:

1967-05-01

Pagination or Media Count:

156.0

Abstract:

The feasibility of using rational engineering methods to design bonded and mechanically fastened joints fabricated from fiberglass reinforced plastic FRP composite and FRP composite-metal adherends was investigated. A literature survey and preparation of an annotated bibliography of references on mechanically fastened joints was completed. Approximately fifty references were reviewed. Finite element methods were used to predict significantly lower stresses than other known methods. The fabrication and testing of double overlap joints to generate shear strengths and joints efficiency as a function of joint parameter Lt for FM-47, FM-1000 and Metlbond 400 adhesives was completed. Author, modified.

Subject Categories:

  • Couplers, Fasteners and Joints

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE