Experimental and Analytical Investigations of the Dynamic Analysis of Adhesively Bonded Joints for Composite Structures
Adhesively bonded joints are used extensively in various industries. Some imperfections like holes, thermal residual stresses occurring in the bolted, welded, riveted, and soldered joints don't take place in adhesively bonded joints. Hence, the main advantages of bonded joint are lightness, sealing, corrosion resistance, heat and sound isolation, damping, and quickly mounting facility which have been highly proved. This paper introduces an attempt to study the dynamic analysis of adhesively bonded joint for composite structures to investigate mainly the influences of lamina code number, bonded adhesive line configuration and boundary condition on the dynamic behavior of the test specimens containing composite assembly. The numerical based on the use of finite element model (FEM) modified by introducing unified mechanical properties are represented and applied to compute efficiently the Eigen-nature for composite bonded structures. The experimental tests are conducted to investigate such adhesive bonded joints using two different techniques. The first technique includes an ultrasonic technique in which the magnetostractive pulse echo delay-line for material characterization of composite material is used. The second technique is bassed on the use of the frequency response function method (FRF) applying the hammering method. The comparison between the numerical and experimental results proves that the suggested finite element models of the composite structural beams with bonded joints provide an efficient by accurate tool for the dynamic analysis of adhesive bonded joints. The damping capacity is inversely proportional to the stiffness of the bonded joint specimens. The type of the proportionality depends mainly on the bond line configuration type, lamina orientation, and boundary conditions. This in turn enables an accurate evaluation for selecting the proper characteristics of the specimens for controlling the present damping capacity and the proper resistance against deformation during the operating process. The present study provides an efficient non-destructive technique for the prediction of dynamic properties for an adhesive bonded joint for the studied composite structure systems. The coordination of the experimental and numerical techniques makes it possible to find an efficient tool for studying the dynamic performance of adhesively bonded joint for composite structures.
Zdzislaw Gosiewski and Zbigniew Kulesza
S.M. Ghoneam et al., "Experimental and Analytical Investigations of the Dynamic Analysis of Adhesively Bonded Joints for Composite Structures ", Solid State Phenomena, Vols. 147-149, pp. 663-675, 2009