Stress analysis of pin-loaded composite plates

James J.S. Stone, Shen-Haw Ju, Robert E. Rowlands

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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.

Original languageEnglish
Article numberIMECE2004-62154
Pages (from-to)447-452
Number of pages6
JournalAmerican Society of Mechanical Engineers, Applied Mechanics Division, AMD
Publication statusPublished - 2004 Jan 1
Event2004 ASME International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition, IMECE - Anaheim, CA, United States
Duration: 2004 Nov 132004 Nov 19

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Mechanical Engineering


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