Analysis of bonded repairs to damaged fibre composite structures

R. Jones, R. J. Callinan, K. C. Aggarwal

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This paper describes a finite element method for analysing the behaviour of flaws in thin fibre composite sheets which are repaired with a bonded overlay. The method is an extension of the authors' previous work on the repair of metal structures. As illustrative examples the repair of a hole and a crack in various graphite/epoxy laminates is discussed and it is shown that in each case a bonded overlay of either boron/epoxy or titanium provides an effective repair.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)37-46
Number of pages10
JournalEngineering Fracture Mechanics
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 1983
Externally publishedYes

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