Optimisation study of tapered scarf and stepped-lap joints in composite repair patches
Stepped-lap repairs of composite structures can offer an alternative that is easier to perform and less time-consuming to produce than the widely used tapered scarf repair. However, the design of stepped-lap joints must be carefully investigated in order to avoid generating stress concentration regions. This study investigates the influence of joint parameters on peak stresses in the adhesive bondline in tapered scarf and stepped-lap joints. Linear finite element analysis was performed to...[Show more]
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