Failures at attachment holes in brittle matrix laminates

Citation
Gm. Genin et Jw. Hutchinson, Failures at attachment holes in brittle matrix laminates, J COMPOS MA, 33(17), 1999, pp. 1600-1619
Citations number
22
Language
INGLESE
art.tipo
Article
Categorie Soggetti
Material Science & Engineering
Journal title
JOURNAL OF COMPOSITE MATERIALS
ISSN journal
0021-9983 → ACNP
Volume
33
Issue
17
Year of publication
1999
Pages
1600 - 1619
Database
ISI
SICI code
0021-9983(1999)33:17<1600:FAAHIB>2.0.ZU;2-R
Abstract
Mechanical attachments for a brittle-matrix fiber-reinforced cross-ply comp osite are analyzed. Two model problems are considered: first, a bolt-loaded strut, and second, an infinitely-wide plate with evenly-spaced bolts. The possible failure mechanisms for the strut are identified, and the influence of bolt size, bolt location, bolt elasticity, and interfacial friction on these failure mechanisms and the associated failure loads are evaluated. Th e bolt spacing for the plate is identified that best takes advantage of a S iC/MAS cross-ply's ability to redistribute stresses through the mechanism o f matrix cracking. Boundary value problems are solved using the finite element method. The cro ss-ply's constitutive behavior is described by the model of Genin and Hutch inson [1].