A displacement-based multi-layered zig-zag plate model with variable in-plane and through-the-thickness representation and fixed degrees of freedom is developed for analysis of bonded joints with laminated adherends. Characteristic feature, the in-plane representation can be varied across the adherends and the overlap to better simulate the variation of solutions and to satisfy the stress boundary conditions at the ends of the overlap. To this purpose, continuity functions are incorporated enabling the continuity of displacements and stresses where the representation is changed. Other continuity functions are included to allow an a priori fulfilment of the out-of-plane stress contact conditions at the interfaces of adjacent layers. High-order, through-the-thickness contributions are incorporated allowing the representation to be refined where step gradients rise. As the representation can vary from point to point, the present model permits an accurate analysis of laminates with general boundary conditions and of bonded joints under a unified approach. Applications are presented to sample cases of single- and double-lap joints taken from the literature. Specifically, three single-lap joints are considered, two of which with aluminium adherends and one with laminated composite adherends. Also a double-lap joint with aluminium adherends is analysed. The numerical results show that accurate stress predictions are obtained with a low computational effort in all the cases considered using appropriate series expansions of displacements. The accuracy is good even using a single component in the expansion, which implies solving a 3x3 system.
|Titolo:||Multilayered Model with Variable Kinematics and Fixed D.O.F. for Analysis of Bonded Joints|
|Data di pubblicazione:||2015|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||1.1 Articolo in rivista|