Accession Number : ADP005996

Title :   Recent Studies on Bolted Joints in Composite Structures,

Corporate Author : AIR FORCE WRIGHT AERONAUTICAL LABS WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OH

Personal Author(s) : Venkayya, V. B. ; Ramkumar, R. L. ; Tischler, V. A. ; Snyder, B. D. ; Burns, J. G.

Report Date : MAR 1988

Pagination or Media Count : 14

Abstract : A brief review of recent Air Force programs in bolted joints in composite structures was presented in this paper. The review included analytical methods development and experimental verification. Analytical methods addressed both single fastener and multifastener joints. A number of joint design variables, such as, finite geometry, fastener arrangement, joint service environment, and a number of relevant parameters were addressed in these programs. The test programs included static and fatigue specimens. Single fastener and multifastener joint tests were conducted to correlate the analysis results. Full scale test specimens were used to verify the overall analysis strategy. A comprehensive design guide was developed for the design and analysis of bolted joints in composite structures. This design guide is supported by four computer programs. (SDW)

Descriptors :   *BOLTED JOINTS, *COMPOSITE STRUCTURES, AIR FORCE OPERATIONS, COMPUTER PROGRAMS, FASTENINGS, FATIGUE, GEOMETRY, JOINT MILITARY ACTIVITIES, TEST AND EVALUATION, VARIABLES.

Subject Categories : Couplers, Fasteners, and Joints
      Structural Engineering and Building Technology

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE