Strength Prediction of Bonded T-Peel Joint with Single Overlap Support
Bonded structure are commonly three types, purely adhesive bonded, weld-bonded and adhesive/mechanical structures. Generally, peel and overlapped joints are commonly used in the development of bonded structures. T-Peel bonded joint has week tensile loading strength compare to double-overlap bonded joint. The present work aimed to predicting the strength of bonded T-peel joint with single overlap support using finite-element method. For comparison purposes, normal bonded T-peel joint is included in this study. It was found the introduction of a single overlap support for bonded T-peel joint strengthening the joint by 300%. Furthermore, it was reported that the proposed joint strength increased further with increase of the overlap support plate length and thickness.
Zhong Cao, Yinghe He, Lixian Sun and Xueqiang Cao
A. M. Al Samhan "Strength Prediction of Bonded T-Peel Joint with Single Overlap Support", Advanced Materials Research, Vols. 236-238, pp. 781-788, 2011