Mixed mode cohesive zone modelling and analysis of adhesively bonded composite T-joint under pull-out load

  • Atul U. Sane
  • Pramod M. Padole
  • C. M. Manjunatha
  • Rashmi V. Uddanwadiker
  • Pooja Jhunjhunwala
Technical Paper


The failure behaviour of three different configurations of adhesively bonded carbon fibre composite T-joints subjected to pull-out load is investigated. Finite element analysis is carried out on the carbon fibre composite T-joint models. A non-linear, contact target-based cohesive zone model with appropriate traction separation law is selected to simulate the pull-out test condition in FE package ANSYS®. The FE analysis results are in close agreement with available experimental results.


Carbon fibre composite T-joint FE analysis Cohesive zone modelling Adhesive bonding 



Authors wish to thank the support and encouragement provided by the Director, VNIT, The Head, Dept. of Mech. Engineering, VNIT, The Director, CSIR-NAL and The Head, STTD, CSIR-NAL.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Atul U. Sane
    • 1
  • Pramod M. Padole
    • 1
  • C. M. Manjunatha
    • 2
  • Rashmi V. Uddanwadiker
    • 1
  • Pooja Jhunjhunwala
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Mechanical EngineeringVisvesvaraya National Institute of TechnologyNagpurIndia
  2. 2.Fatigue and Structural Integrity Group, Structural Technologies DivisionCSIR-National Aerospace LaboratoriesBangaloreIndia

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