This study presents a two-dimensional semi-analytical solution method for the stress analysis of bolted composite lap joints under general in-plane loading. It is based on a combined complex potential and variational formulation. The method is capable of modeling finite geometries, bolt stiffness, bolt-hole clearance, variable plate thickness, and metallic inserts without any symmetry requirements. It accounts for the contact phenomenon and the interaction among the bolts explicitly under bearing and by-pass loading. It is computationally not demanding; thus, suitable for parametric studies and design optimization.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Title of host publication||Collection of Technical Papers - AIAA/ASME/ASCE/AHS/ASC Structures, Structural Dynamics and Materials Conference|
|Publication status||Published - 2011|
|Event||52nd AIAA/ASME/ASCE/AHS/ASC Structures, Structural Dynamics and Materials Conference - Denver, CO, United States|
Duration: Apr 4 2011 → Apr 7 2011
|Other||52nd AIAA/ASME/ASCE/AHS/ASC Structures, Structural Dynamics and Materials Conference|
|Period||4/4/11 → 4/7/11|