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Numerical analysis of tensile failure of bolted composite laminates

Zhangxin Guo (Huayang New Material Technology Group CO., LTD., Yangquan, China) (Taiyuan University of Technology, Taiyuan, China)
Shiyi Wei (Taiyuan University of Technology, Taiyuan, China)
Pingyu Kuai (Huayang New Material Technology Group CO., LTD., Yangquan, China)
Gin Boay Chai (Nanyang Technological University, Singapore, Singapore)
Mingyu Wu (Taiyuan University of Technology, Taiyuan, China)
Jianguo Liang (Taiyuan University of Technology, Taiyuan, China)

Multidiscipline Modeling in Materials and Structures

ISSN: 1573-6105

Article publication date: 12 December 2022

Issue publication date: 2 January 2023

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Abstract

Purpose

The influence of the number and arrangement of bolts on the tensile properties of bolted composite laminates was studied in the present study.

Design/methodology/approach

Based on the finite element model, the stiffness degradation method is used to simulate the damage evolution process for the failure of bolted composite laminates. Using ABAQUS finite element software combined with material failure criteria, the numerical calculation of the connection strength and failure mode of bolted composite laminates was carried out.

Findings

The results of the study show that the tensile strength of the composite laminates connected by three bolts is higher than that of the laminates connected by two bolts. And the arrangement of different bolts has a great influence on the failure strength of bolted laminates.

Originality/value

Bolted connection of composite laminates is a common problem in engineering practice. The effect of bolt arrangement and number on the strength of composite laminates is studied in this manuscript.

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Acknowledgements

This work is supported by the Natural Science Foundation of Shanxi Province (202103021224111, 201903D421030); the National Natural Science Foundation of China (Grant Nos. 11602160, 11402160, 52075361); the Shanxi Province Science and Technology Major Project (Grant Nos. 20201102003); and the “1331 project” Key Innovation Teams of Shanxi Province. The financial contributions are gratefully acknowledged.

Citation

Guo, Z., Wei, S., Kuai, P., Chai, G.B., Wu, M. and Liang, J. (2023), "Numerical analysis of tensile failure of bolted composite laminates", Multidiscipline Modeling in Materials and Structures, Vol. 19 No. 1, pp. 99-110. https://doi.org/10.1108/MMMS-06-2022-0118

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