Stress and strength analysis of pin joints in laminated anisotropic plates

Murthy, Aruna V and Dattaguru, B and Narayana, HVL and Rao, AK (1991) Stress and strength analysis of pin joints in laminated anisotropic plates. Composite Structures, 19 (4). pp. 299-312. ISSN 0263-8223

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    Mechanical joints in composites can be tailored to achieve improved peiformance and better life by appropriately selecting the laminate parameters. In order to gain the best advantage of this possibility of tailoring the laminate, it is necessary to understand the influence of laminate parameters on the behaviour of joints in composites. Most of the earlier studies in this direction were based on simplified assumptions regarding load transfer at the pin-plate intelface and such studies were only carried13; out on orthotropic and quasi-isotropic laminates. In the present study, a more rigorous analysis is carried out to study pin joints in laminates with anisotropic properties. Two types of laminates with (0/ + a4/90)s and (0/:t a2/90)s layups made out of graphite epoxy T300/5208 material system13; are considered. The analysis mainly concentrates on clearance fit in which the pin is of smaller diameter compared to the hole. The main aspect of the analysis of pin joints is the changing contact between the pin and the plate with increasing load levels. The analysis is carried out by an iterative finite element technique and a computationally efficient routine is developed for this purpose. Numerical studies indicate that the location and magnitude of the peak stresses along the hole boundary arefunctions of fibre angle and the overall anisotropic properties. It is also shown that the con ventional assumption of cosine distribution for the contact pressure between pin and the plate in the analysis lead to underestimation of bearing failure load and overestimation of shear and tensile failure loads in typical (0/905/\ cross-ply laminates.

    Item Type: Journal Article
    Additional Information: Copyright for this article belongs to Elsevier Science Publishers Ltd.
    Uncontrolled Keywords: Stress;Strength;Anisotropic plates;Quasi-isotropic laminates
    Subjects: CHEMISTRY AND MATERIALS > Composite Materials
    Division/Department: Structures Division, Other, Structures Division, Other
    Depositing User: M/S ICAST NAL
    Date Deposited: 05 Oct 2006
    Last Modified: 07 May 2012 10:50

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