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Título: Numerical evaluation of three-dimensional scarf repairs in carbon-epoxy structures
Autor: Pinto, A. M. G.
Campilho, Raul
Moura, M. F. S. F. de
Mendes, Isabel R.
Palavras-chave: A. Epoxy/epoxides
B. Composite
C. Finite element stress analysis
D. Fracture
E. Repair
Data: 2010
Editora: Elsevier
Relatório da Série N.º: International Journal of Adhesion and Adhesives; Vol. 30, Issue 5
Resumo: The widespread employment of carbon-epoxy laminates in high responsibility and severely loaded applications introduces an issue regarding their handling after damage. Repair of these structures should be evaluated, instead of their disposal, for cost saving and ecological purposes. Under this perspective, the availability of efficient repair methods is essential to restore the strength of the structure. The development and validation of accurate predictive tools for the repairs behaviour are also extremely important, allowing the reduction of costs and time associated to extensive test programmes. Comparing with strap repairs, scarf repairs have the advantages of a higher efficiency and the absence of aerodynamic disturbance. This work reports on a numerical study of the tensile behaviour of three-dimensional scarf repairs in carbon-epoxy structures, using a ductile adhesive (Araldite® 2015). The finite elements analysis was performed in ABAQUS® and Cohesive Zone Modelling was used for the simulation of damage onset and growth in the adhesive layer. Trapezoidal cohesive laws in each pure mode were used to account for the ductility of the specific adhesive mentioned. A parametric study was performed on the repair width and scarf angle. The use of over-laminating plies covering the repaired region at the outer or both repair surfaces was also tested as an attempt to increase the repairs efficiency. The obtained results allowed the proposal of design principles for repairing composite structures.
Peer review: yes
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10400.22/4223
ISSN: 0263-8223
Versão do Editor: http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0143749610000242
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