Strain distribution in a taper-taper adhesive-bonded joint in a composite flat plate

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1996-07
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Helms, Jack E.
Yang, Chihdar Charles
Pang, Su-Seng
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Helms, J. E., Yang, C., & Pang, S.-S. (1996). Strain distribution in a taper-taper adhesive-bonded joint in a composite flat plate. Journal of Thermoplastic Composite Materials, 9(3), 280291. https://doi.org/10.1177/089270579600900305

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An analytical model of a taper-taper adhesive-bonded joint between two composite plates has been developed using a mechanics of materials approach. The derived model consists of four coupled second-order ordinary differential equations with polynomial coefficients. The equations were reduced to a set of eight coupled, first-order differential equations and integrated numerically. The solutions were obtained by using an algorithm based on the Linear Shooting Method. Analytical model results were compared with finite element analyses and a model published in 1971 by Erdogan and Ratwani. The analytical model agrees well with the other two models.

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