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A stacked-shell finite element approach for modelling a dynamically loaded composite bolted joint under in-plane bearing loads

Journal Article


Abstract


  • This paper presents the results of a study into a novel application of the "stacked-shell" laminate modelling approach to dynamically loaded bolted composite joints using the explicit finite element code PAM-CRASH. The stacked-shell approach provides medium-high fidelity resolution of the key joint failure modes, but is computationally much more efficient than full 3D modelling. For this work, a countersunk bolt in a composite laminate under in-plane bearing loading was considered. The models were able to predict the onset of damage, failure modes and the ultimate load of the joint. It was determined that improved debris models are required in order to accurately capture the progressive bearing damage after the onset of joint failure. © 2013 Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht.

Publication Date


  • 2013

Citation


  • Pearce, G. M. K., Johnson, A. F., Hellier, A. K., & Thomson, R. S. (2013). A stacked-shell finite element approach for modelling a dynamically loaded composite bolted joint under in-plane bearing loads. Applied Composite Materials, 20(6), 1025-1039. doi:10.1007/s10443-013-9316-9

Scopus Eid


  • 2-s2.0-84890859213

Start Page


  • 1025

End Page


  • 1039

Volume


  • 20

Issue


  • 6

Abstract


  • This paper presents the results of a study into a novel application of the "stacked-shell" laminate modelling approach to dynamically loaded bolted composite joints using the explicit finite element code PAM-CRASH. The stacked-shell approach provides medium-high fidelity resolution of the key joint failure modes, but is computationally much more efficient than full 3D modelling. For this work, a countersunk bolt in a composite laminate under in-plane bearing loading was considered. The models were able to predict the onset of damage, failure modes and the ultimate load of the joint. It was determined that improved debris models are required in order to accurately capture the progressive bearing damage after the onset of joint failure. © 2013 Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht.

Publication Date


  • 2013

Citation


  • Pearce, G. M. K., Johnson, A. F., Hellier, A. K., & Thomson, R. S. (2013). A stacked-shell finite element approach for modelling a dynamically loaded composite bolted joint under in-plane bearing loads. Applied Composite Materials, 20(6), 1025-1039. doi:10.1007/s10443-013-9316-9

Scopus Eid


  • 2-s2.0-84890859213

Start Page


  • 1025

End Page


  • 1039

Volume


  • 20

Issue


  • 6