Publisher : The Korean Society of Mechanical Engineers
DOI : 10.22634/KSME-A.2000.24.9.2246
Title & Authors
Fracture Mechanics Analysis of Cracked Plate Repaired by Patch(II) - The Analysis of Debonding Effect - Jeong, Gi-Hyeon; Yang, Won-Ho; Jo, Myeong-Rae;
Adhesive bonding repair methods has been used for a number of decades for construction of damaged structures. In order to evaluate the life of cracked aging aircraft structures, the repair technique which uses adhesively bonded boron/epoxy composite patches is being widely considered as a cost-effective and reliable method. But, this repair method contains many shortcomings. One of these shortcomings, debonding is major issue. When the adhesive shear stress increases, debonding is caused at the end of patch and plate interface. And this debonding is another defect except cracks propagation. In this paper, we assess safety at the cracked AI-plate repaired by Br/Epoxy composite patch. Firstly, from the view of fracture mechanics, reduction of stress intensity factors is determined by the variety of patch feature. Secondly, using the elastic analysis and finite element analysis, the distribution of adhesive shear stresses is acquired. Finally, The problem of how to optimize the geometric configurations of the patch has been discussed.