Improved theoretical solutions for adhesive lap joints. (English) Zbl 0935.74048

We propose improved theoretical solutions for adhesively bonded single- and double-lap joints. The classical theories of Volkersen/de Bruyne’s solution for double-lap joints, Volkersen’s, Goland’s and Reissner’s solutions for single-lap joints, which neglect adherend shear deformations, are used as the bases for the analyses. We adopt the assumption of linear shear stress distributions through the thickness of the adherends. The improved solutions are justified by comparing with the original theoretical solutions, and with experimental and numerical results.


74K30 Junctions
74K10 Rods (beams, columns, shafts, arches, rings, etc.)
74E30 Composite and mixture properties
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