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Stresses in the Joint of an End Fitting to a Composite Torque Tube

  • H. Brown
  • R. Haines
  • T. Johns
  • J. Murphy

Abstract

When an end fitting is bonded to a composite tube it is normal practice to use thick joint theory to estimate joint shear stresses. Because a composite is much stiffer in the longitudinal than the through thickness direction, the whole tube acts as the joint. Thus the peak stresses depend on the geometry of the joint and the material properties. Mathematical analysis and finite element analysis illustrate stress curves. Consideration is given to an end fitting comprising a mandrel and cuff-nut with mechanical locking.

Keywords

Peak Stress Shear Stress Distribution Composite Tube Torque Transfer External Boundary Condition 
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Copyright information

© Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 1989

Authors and Affiliations

  • H. Brown
    • 1
  • R. Haines
    • 2
  • T. Johns
    • 1
  • J. Murphy
    • 3
  1. 1.Mechanical Engineering departmentPortsmouth PolytechnicUK
  2. 2.Mathematics DepartmentPortsmouth PolytechnicPortsmouthEngland
  3. 3.High Temperature Engineers LtdPortsmouthEngland

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