MATEC Web Conf.
Volume 304, 20199th EASN International Conference on “Innovation in Aviation & Space”
|Number of page(s)||8|
|Section||Aerostructures & Manufacturing|
|Published online||17 December 2019|
Mode II fracture toughness of asymmetric metal-composite adhesive joints
Laboratory of Applied Mechanics and Vibrations, Department of Mechanical Engineering and Aeronautics, University of Patras, Patras University Campus,
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The paper presents an experimental investigation of the mode II fracture toughness behavior of dissimilar metal-composite adhesive joints using the end-notched flexure (ENF) test. The adhesive joint under study consists of a thin titanium sheet joined with a thin CFRP laminate and is envisioned tobe applied in the hybrid laminar flow control system of future aircraft. Four different industrial technologies for the manufacturing of the joint areevaluated; co-bonding with and without adhesive and secondary bonding using either a thermoset or a thermoplastic composite. The vacuum-assisted resin transfer molding (VARTM) technique is employed for the manufacturing of the titanium-CFRP joint. After manufacturing, the joint is stiffened from its both sides with two aluminum backing beams to prevent large deformations during the subsequent ENF tests. Towards the fracture toughness determination from the experimental data, an analytical model recently reported by the authors is applied; that model considers the bending-extension coupling of each sub-laminate of the joint as well as the effect of the manufacturing-induced residual thermal stresses. The load-displacement behaviors, failure patterns, and fracture toughness performances for each of the four manufacturing options (MO) investigated are presented and compared.
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