Accession Number:

ADA029426

Title:

Component Parts Assembly with Joints, Adhesive-Mechanical. Part 4. Analysis and Test of Bonded and Weldbonded LAP Joints

Descriptive Note:

Final rept.

Corporate Author:

NATIONAL BUREAU OF STANDARDS WASHINGTON DC MECHANICS DIV

Report Date:

1976-03-01

Pagination or Media Count:

80.0

Abstract:

Finite element computer techniques were used to study the linear and nonlinear structural response of bonded and weldbonded lap joints. Although the techniques used are applicable to either single-lap or double-lap joints, the emphasis was on the single-lap joint problem with the attendant complication of joint bending. Nonlinear algorithms were developed to account for nonlinear stress-strain charcteristics of the adhesive, and the joined metal sheet, weld- heat softening of the metal sheet, progressive debonding of the adhesive, and nonlinear cyclic loading. The nonlinear modes of response were simulated by sequences of linear solutions. Eight different single-lap joint configurations, designed so as to constitute an experimental parameter study, were studied in a laboratory testing program. Representative specimens were subjected to quasi- static tensile strength and cyclic-load tests and to tensile fatigue tests. The quasi-static and fatigue data generally plot into clear S-N patterns that are in a reasonable relationship to the lap joint design parameters. For the most part, strains measured on the surfaces of the test specimens were in reasonably good agreement with those computed by finite element analysis, provided out-of-plane bending effects were accounted for. The dominant failure modes were consistent with the computer analyses. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Theoretical Mathematics
  • Computer Programming and Software
  • Couplers, Fasteners and Joints

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE