Reference Work Entry

Handbook of Adhesion Technology

pp 597-627

Analytical Approach to Joint Design

  • Liyong TongAffiliated withSchool of Aerospace, Mechanical and Mechatronic Engineering, The University of Sydney Email author 
  • , Quantian LuoAffiliated withSchool of Aerospace, Mechanical and Mechatronic Engineering, The University of Sydney

Abstract

This chapter presents analytical approach for determining stress and strength of adhesively bonded joints. Selected applications of adhesively bonded joints are discussed first, and then mathematical models for stress analysis of these joints are outlined. Various closed-form solutions for adhesive stresses and edge bending moment for balanced single lap joints are presented and compared. The method for finding analytical solutions for asymmetric and unbalanced adhesive joints is also discussed. Explicit expressions for mode I and mode II energy release rates for cohesive failure and interfacial debonding are presented for asymmetric joints with a semi-infinitive length subjected to general load combinations.