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Composite Joints and Connections: Principles, Modelling and Testing (Woodhead Publishing in Materials)


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The growing use of composites over metals for structural applications has made a thorough understanding of the behavior of composite joints in various applications essential for engineers, but has also presented them with a new set of problems. Composite joints and connections addresses these differences and explores the design, modeling and testing of bonded and bolted joints and connections.

Part one discusses bolted joints whilst part two examines bonded joints. Chapters review reinforcement techniques and applications for composite bolted and bonded joints and investigate the causes and effects of fatigue and stress on both types of joint in various applications and environments. Topics in part one include metal hybridization, glass-reinforced aluminum (GLARE), hybrid fiber metal laminates (FML), glass fiber reinforced polymer (GFRP) and carbon fiber reinforced polymer (CFRP) composites. Topics in part two include calculation of strain energy release rates, simulating fracture and fatigue failure using cohesive zone models, marine and aerospace applications, advanced modeling, stress analysis of bonded patches and scarf repairs.

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Aerospace and mechanical engineers explore bolted and bonded joints in structures made of composite materials. Their topics include bolted joints in glass-reinforced aluminum and other hybrid fiber metal laminates, the stress analysis of bolted composite joints under multi-axial loading, effects of temperature on the response of composite bolted joints, simulating fracture in bonded composite joints using cohesive zone models, the strength of bonded overlap composite joints in marine applications, and high strain rate behavior of bonded composite joints. Annotation ©2011 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (

About the Author

Pedro P. Camanho is  Professor of Mechanical Engineering at The University of Porto, Portugal.

Liyong Tong is Professor in the School of Aerospace, Mechanical and Mechatronic Engineering at The University of Sydney, Australia. Both editors are widely regarded for their research into composite joints and connections including modeling behaviur, failure analysis and smart structures.

Table of Contents


Reinforcement of composite bolted joints by local metal hybridization, A Fink, German Aerospace Center (DLR), Germany and P P Camanho, Departmento de Enegenharia Mecânica, Portugal. Introduction; Local hybridization concept; Reinforcement materials; Bearing strength; Conclusions; References.

Bolted joints in glass-reinforced aluminium (GLARE) and other hybrid fibre metal laminates (FML), C D Rans, Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands. Introduction; Glare and the fibre metal laminate (FML) concept; Loads in a mechanically fastened FML joint; Static behaviour of FML joints; Fatigue behaviour of FML joints; Residual strength of FML joints; Sources of further information and advice; References.

Bolted joints in pultruded glass fibre reinforced polymer (GFRP) composites, G J Turvey, Lancaster University, UK. Introduction; Experimental characterisation of stiffness and strength of bolted joints; Tests on tension joints; Analysis of stresses, deformations and bolt load-sharing in tension joints; Design guidance for tension joints; Research needs and future prospects; References.

Bolt-hole clearance effects in composite joints, M A McCarthy, C T McCarthy and W F Stanley, University of Limerick, Ireland. Introduction; Single-bolt joints; Multi-bolt joints; Conclusions; References.

Stress analysis of bolted composite joints under multiaxial loading, E Madenci, A Barut, and I Guven, The University of Arizona, USA. Introduction; Bolt load distribution; Numerical results; Conclusions; References.

Strength prediction of bolted joints in carbon fibre reinforced polymer (CFRP) composites, F-X Irisarri, F Laurin, N Carrere ONERA, France. Introduction; Observed failure mechanisms; Physically based failure modelling; Strength analysis at the coupon level; Dealing with the component level; Conclusion and future trends; Acknowledgement; References.

Fatigue of bolted composite joints, J Schön, Swedish Defence Research Agency, Sweden. Introduction; Coefficient of friction; Clamping force; Hole wear; Fastner failure; Shear out; Net-section failure; Joint design; References.

Influence of dynamic loading on fastened composite joints, G M Pearce, University of New South Wales (UNSW), Australia, A F Johnson, German Aerospace Center (DLR), Germany, R S Thomson, Cooperative Research Centre for Advanced Composite Structures (CRC-ACS) and D W Kelly, University of New South Wales (UNSW), Australia. Introduction and background; Test methods; Single fastener testing; Multiple fastener testing; Simulation methods; Future trends; Conclusion; Acknowledgements; References.

Effects of temperature on the response of composite bolted joints, Y Takao, Kyushu University, Japan. Introduction; Effects of temperature on strength; Damage evolution; Analytical works; Conclusions; References.


Calculation of strain energy release rates for bonded composite joints with a prescribed crack, C Yang, Wichita State University, USA. Introduction; Strain energy release rate; Calculating strain energy release rate using finite element methods; Calculating strain energy release rate using analytical approach; References.

Simulating fracture in bonded composite joints using cohesive zone models, M Alfano and F Furgiuele, University of Calabria, Italy. Introduction; Implementation of a potential based cohesive model in ABAQUS standard framework; Analysis of debonding in AA6082T6/epoxy T-peel joints; Conclusion and future trends; References.

Simulating fatigue failure in bonded composite joints using a modified cohesive zone model, A Pirondi and F Moroni, University of Parma, Italy. Introduction to the simulation of fatigue in bonded joints; Simulation of fatigue crack growth with the cohesive zone model: basic concept and literature works; Development of a two- dimensional cohesive zone model for the prediction of the fatigue crack growth under mode I loading; Two-dimensional cohesive zone model for the prediction of fatigue crack growth under mixed mode I/II loading; Simulation of fatigue crack growth with crack length jumps due to static overloads; Conclusions; References.

Strength of bonded overlap composite joints in marine applications, H Osnes, University of Oslo, D McGeorge, Det Norske Veritas AS and G O Guthu, University of Oslo, Norway. Introduction; Design recommendations; Experimental studies on strength of adhesively bonded joints; General description of the response of bonded overlap joints to mechanical loads;  Strength of materials approaches; Fracture mechanics approaches; Discussion, conclusions and future trends; Acknowledgements;  References.

Advanced modelling of the behaviour of bonded composite joints in aerospace applications, J Ahn, General Atomics Aeronautical System and A M Waas, University of Michigan, USA. Introduction; Bonded joints; Cohesive zone (CZM) based bonded joint analysis; Design perspective; References.

Mixed mode energy release rates for bonded composite joints, S A Brown and L Tong, The University of Sydney, Australia, X-J Gong, University of Burgundy, France and Q Luo, The University of Sydney, Australia. Introduction; Basic formulae of mixed mode energy release rates; Parametric case studies; Comparison with FEA results; Experimental validation; Conclusions; Acknowledgement; References.

Stress analysis of bonded patch and scarf repairs in composite structures, E Madenci, A Barut and I Guven, The University of Arizona, USA. Introduction; Scarf joint and repair descriptions; Methodology; Numerical results; Conclusions; References.

High strain behaviour of bonded composite joints, D Elder and B Qi, CRC and S Feih, RMIT, Australia.  Introduction; Typical rubber-modified epoxy adhesive performance; Dynamic joint failure; Testing and analysis of mixed and mode II specimens; Testing and analysis of scarf joint failure; Conclusion; Acknowledgements; References.

Product Details

Camanho, Pedro P.
Woodhead Publishing
Tong, Liyong
Material Science
Edition Description:
Woodhead Publishing Series in Composites Science and Engineering
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9 x 6 in

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