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Surface Toughening - A Concept to Decrease Stress Peaks in Bonded Joints

Schollerer, Martin and Kosmann, Jens and Völkerink, Oliver and Holzhüter, Dirk and Hühne, Christian (2018) Surface Toughening - A Concept to Decrease Stress Peaks in Bonded Joints. 12th EURADH/ 4thCLBA 2018, 05.-07.09.2018, Lissabon. ISBN 978-989-8927-24-8.

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With the use of fiber-reinforced plastics as a material for lightweight structures, adhesive bonding becomes a more and more focused solution for joining these components. In comparison to bolted joints, adhesive bonding has a lot of known benefits, e.g. sealing, no weakening of adherends and a homogeneous load transfer. However, the stress distributions in single-lap joints are not homogeneous all over. Both the shear stress and the peel stress distribution have a peak at the free edge and a lower loaded part in the middle, as we know from Volkersen and Goland and Reissner. To decrease the stress concentrations and thereby to increase the joint strength, local joint modifications have to be done. Known for these modifications are adherend chamfering, different adhesive spew fillet geometries or mixed adhesive joints as da Silva et al. investigates. All techniques are based on a reduction of the stiffness at the outer joints edge and so on a transfer of load from the outer to the inner joint area. For joints with thin epoxy film adhesives which cure under elevated temperature, the known principles are difficult to use. On the one hand, there is no flexible epoxy film adhesive, and on the other hand, there is not enough adhesive bleed out to build a defined spew geometry. Finite element simulations show a possibility to decrease the stress peaks near the outer joint edges by toughening the surface of the adherends in this area. This investigation shows the comparison of the known stress reducing techniques from the literature with the Surface Toughening concept. Also, the results of this study are compared to tested specimens. Therefore, high resolution digital image correlation is used to visualise the strain in bondline.

Item URL in elib:https://elib.dlr.de/121693/
Document Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Speech)
Title:Surface Toughening - A Concept to Decrease Stress Peaks in Bonded Joints
AuthorsInstitution or Email of AuthorsAuthor's ORCID iD
Schollerer, MartinMartin.Schollerer (at) dlr.dehttps://orcid.org/0000-0001-7015-9461
Kosmann, JensJens.Kosmann (at) dlr.dehttps://orcid.org/0000-0002-2225-4832
Völkerink, Oliveroliver.voelkerink (at) dlr.dehttps://orcid.org/0000-0002-9589-1963
Holzhüter, Dirkdirk.holzhueter (at) dlr.dehttps://orcid.org/0000-0003-1001-2366
Hühne, ChristianChristian.Huehne (at) dlr.dehttps://orcid.org/0000-0002-2218-1223
Date:5 September 2018
Refereed publication:Yes
Open Access:No
Gold Open Access:No
In ISI Web of Science:No
Keywords:structural adhesive bonding, Surface Toughening, peak stress reduction, strength increasing
Event Title:12th EURADH/ 4thCLBA 2018
Event Location:Lissabon
Event Type:international Conference
Event Dates:05.-07.09.2018
Organizer:L.F.M. da Silva
HGF - Research field:Aeronautics, Space and Transport
HGF - Program:Aeronautics
HGF - Program Themes:fixed-wing aircraft
DLR - Research area:Aeronautics
DLR - Program:L AR - Aircraft Research
DLR - Research theme (Project):L - Structures and Materials (old)
Location: Braunschweig
Institutes and Institutions:Institute of Composite Structures and Adaptive Systems > Functional Lightweight Structures
Deposited By: Schollerer, Martin
Deposited On:13 Dec 2018 06:09
Last Modified:20 Jun 2021 15:51

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