Environmental evaluation of repairs to fuselage lap joints

Loris Molent, N. Bridgford, D. Rees, R. Jones

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This paper presents the results of a fatigue test programme undertaken to investigate repairs to multi-site damage in aircraft fuselage lap joints. It is demonstrated that a boron/epoxy composite doubler bonded over the joint should significantly increase the fatigue life of the structure and that environmental effects are negligible.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)121-130
Number of pages10
JournalComposite Structures
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 1992
Externally publishedYes

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