Real 3D Crack-Front and Crack Trajectory Analyses of Single-Side Repaired Thick Aluminium Panels
In this paper, fatigue crack growth trajectories, crack-front shape and life of the single-side repaired thick aluminium panels with glass/epoxy patch are analyzed. This investigation is performed using three dimensional finite element fracture analyses in general mixed-mode conditions (Mode I, II and III). The obtained fatigue crack growth trajectories, crack-front shapes and lives of the repaired panels with the patch lay-ups of 4 and [-45]4 are compared with the available experimental results produced by the authors.
Alan K.T. Lau, J. Lu, Vijay K. Varadan, F.K. Chang, J.P. Tu and P.M. Lam
H. Hosseini-Toudeshky et al., "Real 3D Crack-Front and Crack Trajectory Analyses of Single-Side Repaired Thick Aluminium Panels", Advanced Materials Research, Vols. 47-50, pp. 777-780, 2008