An investigation into using finite element analysis for epoxy resin joints

Williamson, C. and Daadbin, Ali (1993) An investigation into using finite element analysis for epoxy resin joints. Materials and Design, 14 (2). pp. 91-95. ISSN 0261-3069

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/0261-3069(93)90001-C

Abstract

Finite element analysis (FEA) is a well-established tool for the study of engineering components, but designs often involve the use of materials that are bonded together using adhesives. The accuracy of using linear elastic FEA to model epoxy/aluminium bonds is investigated by the comparison of actual results with computer-predicted data. From the results obtained it is shown that it is possible to model epoxy resin joints, provided that careful mesh refinement is used in the interface region so that the effect of nodal stress averaging is overcome. The FE models were then used to study failure modes and it was established that both elastic or plastic failure of the joints can occur depending on the magnitude of any interface stress concentrations present.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: epoxy resin, finite element model, fracture criteria
Subjects: F200 Materials Science
H300 Mechanical Engineering
Department: Faculties > Engineering and Environment > Mechanical and Construction Engineering
Depositing User: Becky Skoyles
Date Deposited: 17 Feb 2015 16:01
Last Modified: 10 Aug 2015 11:39
URI: http://nrl.northumbria.ac.uk/id/eprint/18643

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