Effect of the Metal Block on the Stress Distributed in the Adhesively Bonded Single Lap Steel Joint
The effect of 4 mm long metal block bonded to the end of the overlap zone on the stress distributed in adhesively bonded single lap steel joint was investigated using elasto-plastic finite element method (FEM). The results from the numerical simulation showed that the stress is varied a little when the joints with a couple of 4 mm long metal block adhered to both ends of the over lap or with a couple of adhesive fillet. Compared to the joint without the metal block, it is advantageous of reducing the peak stress in the adhesive layer near the ends of the lap zone in adhesively bonded single lap steel joints but its effect is less than that of the joint with a couple of adhesive fillet. There is no evidential difference in the effects between the steel and aluminum block.
Helen Zhang, David Jin and X.J. Zhao
M. You et al., "Effect of the Metal Block on the Stress Distributed in the Adhesively Bonded Single Lap Steel Joint", Advanced Materials Research, Vol. 644, pp. 243-246, 2013