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Failure analysis of simple overlap bonding joints and numerical investigation of the adhered tip geometry effect on the joint strength

İsmail Saraç
From the journal Materials Testing


This study was carried out in two stages. In the first step, a numerical study was performed to verify the previous experimental study. In accordance with the previous experimental study data, single lap joints models were created using the ANSYS finite element analysis program. Then, nonlinear stress and failure analyses were performed by applying the failure loads obtained in the experimental study. The maximum stress theory was used to find finite element failure loads of the single lap joints models. As a result of the finite element analysis, an approximate 80 % agreement was found between experimental and numerical results. In the second step of the study, in order to increase the bond strength, different overlap end geometry models were produced and peel and shear stresses in the adhesive layer were compared according to the reference model. As a result of the analyses, significant strength increases were calculated according to the reference model. The strength increase in model 3 and model 5 was found to be 80 % and 67 %, respectively, relative to the reference model.

Assistant Prof. Dr. İsmail Saraç Department of Mechanical Engineering Aksaray University, Aksaray/Turkey


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Published Online: 2021-11-30

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