Stress Distribution in Composite Double-Lap Bolted Joints Incorporating with Clamp-Up
A 3-D FEA has been carried out to determine the stress distribution in bolted double-lap bolted joints using ABAQUS CAE and compared with available closed-form equations. As friction load in bolted joint is transferred through-the-thickness, the 3-D finite element model gave more reliable stress distribution than simplistic 2-D closed form (incorporated with clamp-up). Similar trend in stress distribution were found for closed-form and FEA approaches.
Amir Khalid, Bukhari Manshoor, Erween Abdul Rahim, Waluyo Adi Siswanto and Kamil Abdullah
H. Ahmad, "Stress Distribution in Composite Double-Lap Bolted Joints Incorporating with Clamp-Up", Applied Mechanics and Materials, Vol. 660, pp. 152-156, 2014