A Study on Co-cured T-joint with Flange/Skin Debond

Viswamurthy , SR and Verma, KK and Madhusudan , SP and Kumar, Dinesh (2011) A Study on Co-cured T-joint with Flange/Skin Debond. In: XVII National Seminar on Aerospace Structures, 22-24 September 2011, IIT-Kanpur.

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    Abstract

    The failure mechanism of a co-cured T-joint containing an initial debond between its skin and flange is investigated in this study. A finite element model of the T-joint was developed and analyzed to investigate its failure. Virtual Crack Closure Technique (VCCT) based on fracture mechanics approach was used to investigate the onset of debond growth. A failure criteria based on interlaminar peel strength was used to predict the failure inside the Bermuda Triangle. T-joint specimens with initial debond located between flange-skin interface were fabricated through a resin infusion process. Specimens were tested by applying pull loads on the web. Numerical results showed good correlation with test data.

    Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
    Subjects: AERONAUTICS > Aircraft Design, Testing & Performance
    ENGINEERING > Mechanical Engineering
    ENGINEERING > Structural Mechanics
    Division/Department: Advanced Composites Division, Advanced Composites Division, Advanced Composites Division, Other
    Depositing User: Dr. Viswamurthy S R
    Date Deposited: 31 Oct 2011 14:44
    Last Modified: 31 Oct 2011 14:44
    URI: http://nal-ir.nal.res.in/id/eprint/10005

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