Accession Number : ADP005994

Title :   Literature Review on the Design of Mechanically Fastened Composite Joints,

Corporate Author : NATIONAL AERONAUTICAL ESTABLISHMENT OTTAWA (ONTARIO) STRUCTURES AND MATERIALS SECTION

Personal Author(s) : Poon, C.

Report Date : MAR 1988

Pagination or Media Count : 28

Abstract : This report presents literature review of the state of the art analytical and experimental methodologies adopted in the aerospace industry for the design of mechanically fastened joints in composite structures. Results and conclusions obtained from the published literature relating to the effects of critical parameters, which include composite material system, fastener configuration and joint geometry, on the mechanical behavior and failure modes of composite mechanically fastened joints are discussed. Further research required to improve the design of composite mechanically fastened joints is identified as a result of this review. Keywords: Bonded joints, bolted joints. (SDW)

Descriptors :   *COMPOSITE MATERIALS, *JOINTS, AEROSPACE INDUSTRY, BOLTED JOINTS, BONDED JOINTS, COMPOSITE STRUCTURES, CONFIGURATIONS, FAILURE, FASTENINGS, GEOMETRY, LITERATURE SURVEYS, MECHANICAL PROPERTIES, METHODOLOGY, PARAMETERS.

Subject Categories : Couplers, Fasteners, and Joints

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE