Effect of adhesive flaws on the strength of adhesive joints

Yi Hua, Linxia Gu

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Abstract

The influence of interior and surface flaws in Z-shaped adhesive joints of carbon/epoxy wind turbine blades is examined using finite element method. Contour integral method is used for evaluating the stress intensity factors at the flaw tips, while the strength of the joint is assessed through the crack initiation and propagation simulation. The effect of adhesive shear modulus has also been investigated.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationEnergy
PublisherAmerican Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME)
ISBN (Print)9780791856291
DOIs
StatePublished - 2013
EventASME 2013 International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition, IMECE 2013 - San Diego, CA, United States
Duration: Nov 15 2013Nov 21 2013

Publication series

NameASME International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition, Proceedings (IMECE)
Volume6 B

Conference

ConferenceASME 2013 International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition, IMECE 2013
CountryUnited States
CitySan Diego, CA
Period11/15/1311/21/13

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Mechanical Engineering

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