The frictional contact of the pin-loaded joint in composite plates was studied. This included the effects of pin clearance and variations in material and geometry. Full-filed displacements were measured by high sensitivity moiré interferometry. Considerable effort was expended to develop a loading frame, relevant fixtures and monitoring capability to ensure that the plate was loaded uniformly through its thickness, particularly at the pin-loaded hole. Numerical techniques were prepared for processing the optical fringe data. A reliable finite element model for a bolted joint was also formulated. The efficient finite element program, which is capable of handling friction and/or clearance at the loaded hole, has been validated analytically, experimentally and numerically.
|Number of pages||6|
|Journal||American Society of Mechanical Engineers, Applied Mechanics Division, AMD|
|Publication status||Published - 2004 Jan 1|
|Event||2004 ASME International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition, IMECE - Anaheim, CA, United States|
Duration: 2004 Nov 13 → 2004 Nov 19
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Mechanical Engineering