Failure Prediction of GFRP Pultruded Single-Lap Adhesive Joints
Revue des composites et des matériaux avancés
Adhesive bonding is experiencing a significant increase in its use in various industrial fields, thanks to the numerous advantages it offers, such as a better distribution of stresses in the resulting structure. This aspect is of importance for joints between composite substrates, which are not very resistant to concentrated stresses. The aim of this work is to present a simplified method for predicting the failure load of a single-lap adhesive joint. This theoretical model is applied to the
... ults of an experimental study to verify the effectiveness of the adhesive bond between pultruded GFRP adherends. The results of shear tests on specimens assembled with different adhesives and subjected to different artificial ageing conditions are reported. The experimental results recorded by shear tests were processed by the simplified shear-slip model based on fracture energy. The obtained experimental results are compared with the theoretical values obtained using the analysis of the cohesive zone model theory. Then, a simple computational model is proposed for the evaluation and design of the ultimate load in single-lap adhesive joints.