Structural Analysis of Glass Fiber / Epoxy and Basalt Fiber / Epoxy Lap Joint Specimens Using FEA
Colloid and Surface Science
Volume 2, Issue 3, September 2017, Pages: 114-117
Received: Jun. 7, 2017; Accepted: Jun. 30, 2017; Published: Aug. 1, 2017
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Mohamed Bak Kamaludeen, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Sri Shakthi Institute of Engineering and Technology, Coimbatore, India
Kalaichelvan Kani, Department of Ceramic Technology, Alagappa Chettiar Technology Campus, Anna University, Chennai, India
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The aim of this work is to predict the crack initiation and failure based on the Von Mises stress distributions at the edge of the overlap region. Finite Element Analysis (FEA) software is used to investigate the stress distribution under tensile loading on composite lap joints. From the Von Mises stresses results, the bonded joint and hybrid joint of basalt-fiber reinforced plastic (BFRP) specimen’s produces higher results than bonded joint and hybrid joint of glass-fiber reinforced plastic (GFRP) specimens due to higher interfacial bonding strength. A well-designed bonded joint of BFRP laminates is very efficient for composite lap joint structures compared to hybrid (boned/riveted) joints. It is suggested that the application of basalt/epoxy laminate as a strengthening material is useful for joining of composite structural members in the engineering fields.
Composite Lap Joints, FEA Ansys, Stress Distribution, Displacement
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Mohamed Bak Kamaludeen, Kalaichelvan Kani, Structural Analysis of Glass Fiber / Epoxy and Basalt Fiber / Epoxy Lap Joint Specimens Using FEA, Colloid and Surface Science. Vol. 2, No. 3, 2017, pp. 114-117. doi: 10.11648/j.css.20170203.14
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