Crack patching: analysis and design

R. Jones, M. Davis, R. J. Callinan, G. D. Mallinson

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Bonded composite patches are frequently used to retard crack growth. This repair procedure is usually referred to as crack patching. The present paper outlines the various methods for the analysis and design of fiber composite patches in thin and thick structures. As illustrative examples the repair of fatigue cracks in the wing skins of Mirage III aircraft, of surface flaws in Macchi landing wheels, and of cracks in a truss is considered.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)177-190
Number of pages14
JournalJournal of Structural Mechanics
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1982
Externally publishedYes

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