- Volume 21 Issue 3
The joint design and manufacture of the composite structure have become an important research area because the structural efficiency of the composite structure is often determined by its joint not by its basic structure. The co-cured joint is an efficient joint technique because both curing and jointing for composite structures are achieved simultaneously. In this paper, the torque capacities of the co-cured tubular lap joint with and without knurling of the pyamid type were experimentally measure. From the experimental resuts, it was found that the excess resin played a role as an adhesive in the co-cured tubular lap joint whose steel adherends were not knurled. Also, it was found that the torque capacity of the co-cured joint was increased as the knurling size of the pyramid type on the surface of the steel adherend was increased.