Umamaheswar, Turaga VRS and Singh, Ripudaman (1999) Modelling of a patch repair to a thin cracked sheet. In: Engineering Fracture Mechanics, 62 (2-3). pp. 267-289.
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Integrity enhancement of damaged or design deficient structures through repairs is attracting considerable engineering attention. Bonded composite patch repairs to cracked metallic sheets offer various advantages over riveted doubler type, particularly for airframe applications. This paper first reviews the R&D activity in the area of structural repairs. It then approaches the problem of a composite patch repair to a cracked aluminium sheet with different finite element modelling strategies and compares their outcome. The efficient finite element modelling approach thus established is used to study the effect of patch material, patch size, patch symmetry and adhesive thickness on repair performance as the crack grows in the repair configuration. (C) 1999 Elsevier Science Ltd. All rights reserved.
|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|Additional Information:||Copyright of this article belongs to Elsevier Science.|
|Keywords:||Composite repair patch;Non-linear two-and three-dimensional FEM;Parametric study|
|Department/Centre:||Division of Mechanical Sciences > Aerospace Engineering (Formerly, Aeronautical Engineering)|
|Date Deposited:||30 Jun 2011 11:07|
|Last Modified:||30 Jun 2011 11:07|
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