FEASIBILITY OF JOINING ADVANCED COMPOSITE FLIGHT VEHICLE STRUCTURES.
Quarterly progress rept. no. 4, 1 Feb-31 Apr 67,
IIT RESEARCH INST CHICAGO IL
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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.
- Couplers, Fasteners and Joints