Normal Stress Distributions in a Single-Lap Adhesively Bonded Joint under Tension
This paper investigates normal stress distribution of a single-lap adhesively bonded joint under tension using the three-dimensional finite element methods. Five layers of solid elements were used across the adhesive layer thickness in order to obtain an accurate indication of the variation of normal stress. All the numerical results obtained from the finite element analysis show that the spatial distribution of normal stress are similar for different interfaces though the stress values are obviously different. It can also be seen from the results that the left hand region, which is very close to the left free end of the adhesive layer, is subjected to very high stress and the magnitude of the normal stress oscillates in value close to the left end of the adhesive layer.
X. C. He "Normal Stress Distributions in a Single-Lap Adhesively Bonded Joint under Tension", Advanced Materials Research, Vol. 530, pp. 9-13, 2012