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Título: Effect of hole drilling at the overlap on the strength of single-lap joints
Autor: Pinto, A. M. G.
Campilho, Raul
Mendes, Isabel R.
Aires, S. M.
Baptista, A. P. M.
Palavras-chave: Epoxy/epoxides
Aluminium and alloys
Joint design
Experimental testing
Data: 2011
Editora: Elsevier
Relatório da Série N.º: International Journal of Adhesion and Adhesives; Vol. 31, Issue 5
Resumo: Bonded unions are gaining importance in many fields of manufacturing owing to a significant number of advantages to the traditional fastening, riveting, bolting and welding techniques. Between the available bonding configurations, the single-lap joint is the most commonly used and studied by the scientific community due to its simplicity, although it endures significant bending due to the non-collinear load path, which negatively affects its load bearing capabilities. The use of material or geometric changes in single-lap joints is widely documented in the literature to reduce this handicap, acting by reduction of peel and shear peak stresses at the damage initiation sites in structures or alterations of the failure mechanism emerging from local modifications. In this work, the effect of hole drilling at the overlap on the strength of single-lap joints was analyzed experimentally with two main purposes: (1) to check whether or not the anchorage effect of the adhesive within the holes is more preponderant than the stress concentrations near the holes, arising from the sharp edges, and modification of the joints straining behaviour (strength improvement or reduction, respectively) and (2) picturing a real scenario on which the components to be bonded are modified by some external factor (e.g. retrofitting of decaying/old-fashioned fastened unions). Tests were made with two adhesives (a brittle and a ductile one) varying the adherend thickness and the number, layout and diameter of the holes. Experimental testing showed that the joints strength never increases from the un-modified condition, showing a varying degree of weakening, depending on the selected adhesive and hole drilling configuration.
Peer review: yes
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10400.22/4284
ISSN: 0143-7496
Versão do Editor: http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0143749611000297
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