Dimensional stability modeling of cylindrical adhesive joints

Paul E. Lyon, Michael D. Lambert, Thomas H. Fronk, Steven L. Folkman, Leila J. Ladani

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The development and application of a two-dimensional axisymmetric finite element model for cylindrical adhesive joints is presented. The finite element model in cylindrical coordinates is derived using energy techniques. The capability of modeling material properties as a function of temperature is implemented in the finite element model. The model is used in an adhesive joint design procedure to optimize the stacking sequence of the composite, the bond thickness and bond length. Based on the results of the finite element model, the displacement fields and the overall dimensional stability of an optimized joint are determined.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication2010 SAMPE Fall Technical Conference and Exhibition
StatePublished - 2010
Externally publishedYes
Event2010 SAMPE Fall Technical Conference and Exhibition - Salt Lake City, UT, United States
Duration: Oct 11 2010Oct 14 2010

Publication series

NameInternational SAMPE Technical Conference


Conference2010 SAMPE Fall Technical Conference and Exhibition
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CitySalt Lake City, UT

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Materials Science
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering


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