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The sustainability of the structures is not only a technical goal, but also a matter of social and environmental values. This requires the researchers to use very rigid…
The sustainability of the structures is not only a technical goal, but also a matter of social and environmental values. This requires the researchers to use very rigid, highly durable and corrosion-resistant composite structures in order to achieve the technical, environmental and social goals. The purpose of this paper is to present an original work on reducing the interfacial stresses of bonded structures with fibre-reinforced polymers (FRP) plates based on new taper design.
In this proposed concept, the effect of combined taper is investigated on reducing interfacial stresses, attempting to enhance the structure performance and address the debonding problem that comes with reinforcing techniques. This research is carried out by using finite element analysis, incorporating many new parameters.
As a result, a new solution is discovered that combined taper in both adhesive layer and composite laminate, which significantly reduces the interfacial stresses at the end of the FRP plate. Additionally, a parametric study is carried out in order to determine the optimal configurations of taper dimensions as well as other parameters that influence the stress concentration distribution at the edge of the adherends.
This new design regarding the reduction of interfacial stresses will help in increasing the lifespan of damaged structures reinforced by FRP composites, preserving thus its technical, historical and social values.
The paper uses straight, concave and convex fillets with inverse taper as a new design solution with new parameters including thermo-mechanical loads and pre-stressed FRP plate with multi-layer, fibre orientation and shear-lag effects.
The arrangement as well as the properties and the structure of the fibres within the yarn and the yarns within the fabric generate a complex mechanism of deformation in…
The arrangement as well as the properties and the structure of the fibres within the yarn and the yarns within the fabric generate a complex mechanism of deformation in such material. Therefore, intends to develop a theoretical model of the mechanical behaviour of the twill weave based on previous researches concerning the simplest plain weave. However, scaling up from the plain to the twill weave is not a direct transformation due to the non‐symmetry of the latter. The finite element method does not require simplifying hypotheses. Thus, it is possible to simulate different stresses, to determine the fabric response and to compare the behaviour of the various structures. This simulation requires the use of a realistic meshing of the basic cell and an accurate characterisation of the physical parameters of the material that composes the basic cell. Assuming the material to be elastic, the derived and, consequently, the discreet mathematical formulations of the problem have both been solved. The coefficients from those formulas are then used in the Modulef software. For each stage of the development, uniaxial, biaxial and perpendicular to the fabric plan, tensile tests have been simulated, as well as pure shear testing. The next step consisted of computing the Tresca and Von Mises stresses within the basic cell and the micro‐stress field within the basic cell components.