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Analysis of stress intensity factor along semi-elliptical surface crack reinforced by composite patching

Analysis of stress intensity factor along semi-elliptical surface crack reinforced by composite... Semi-elliptical surface cracks are one of the most frequent cracks found in many structures in service, such as off-shore structures and aircraft components. The expense of replacement and time out of service have made repairing policy more attractive. Use of bonded composite patches is widely regarded as favorite reinforcement methods for repairing cracked structures. It is the main aim of present work to investigate the effect of the single-sided composite patch on residual strength of a semi-elliptical surface crack. Computer code ANSYS is used to calculate numerically the stress intensity factor of rehabilitated cracks. The influence of geometrical and mechanical parameters has been studied and it is found that the presence of composite patch leads to a massive reduction of stress intensity factor along crack front. Moreover, the stress intensity factors remain almost unchanged for different crack width and depth when rehabilitated with composite patches. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Strength, Fracture and Complexity iospress

Analysis of stress intensity factor along semi-elliptical surface crack reinforced by composite patching

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IOS Press
Copyright
Copyright © 2018 IOS Press and the authors. All rights reserved
ISSN
1567-2069
eISSN
1875-9262
DOI
10.3233/SFC-180212
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Abstract

Semi-elliptical surface cracks are one of the most frequent cracks found in many structures in service, such as off-shore structures and aircraft components. The expense of replacement and time out of service have made repairing policy more attractive. Use of bonded composite patches is widely regarded as favorite reinforcement methods for repairing cracked structures. It is the main aim of present work to investigate the effect of the single-sided composite patch on residual strength of a semi-elliptical surface crack. Computer code ANSYS is used to calculate numerically the stress intensity factor of rehabilitated cracks. The influence of geometrical and mechanical parameters has been studied and it is found that the presence of composite patch leads to a massive reduction of stress intensity factor along crack front. Moreover, the stress intensity factors remain almost unchanged for different crack width and depth when rehabilitated with composite patches.

Journal

Strength, Fracture and Complexityiospress

Published: Jan 1, 2018

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