Experimental and finite element studies of adhesively bonded lap joints for natural fibre composites

C M Gonzalez, M Fagan, M P Ansell, Michele Meo

Research output: Contribution to conferencePaper

  • 2 Citations

Abstract

Little attention has been paid to joining unidirectionally reinforced high strength natural fibre composites. Therefore the main objective of the paper is to investigate the influence of joint geometry on the strength of joints. Epoxy bonded single lap shear joints (SLJs) between henequen and sisal fibre composite elements have been manufactured and tested to assess the strength of the structural bonds. The joints have been successfully modelled using finite element analysis and experimental measurements have been verified theoretically. A second phase of the research concerned the performance of integrated joints, termed "intermingled fibre joints" (IFJs) and "laminated fibre joints" (LFJs). These joints are manufactured by intimately combining fibre bundles (IFJs) or laminating layers of fibre bundles (LFJs). These joint configurations possess much higher lap shear strengths than the single lap shear joints and the failure modes of the three joint configurations are compared.

Conference

Conference6th International Conference on Composite Materials (ICCM-16)
CountryJapan
CityKyoto
Period1/07/07 → …

Fingerprint

Natural fibers
Fibers
Composite materials
Laminating
Joining
Shear strength
Failure modes
Finite element method
Geometry

Cite this

Gonzalez, C. M., Fagan, M., Ansell, M. P., & Meo, M. (2007). Experimental and finite element studies of adhesively bonded lap joints for natural fibre composites. Paper presented at 6th International Conference on Composite Materials (ICCM-16), Kyoto, Japan.

Experimental and finite element studies of adhesively bonded lap joints for natural fibre composites. / Gonzalez, C M; Fagan, M; Ansell, M P; Meo, Michele.

2007. Paper presented at 6th International Conference on Composite Materials (ICCM-16), Kyoto, Japan.

Research output: Contribution to conferencePaper

Gonzalez, CM, Fagan, M, Ansell, MP & Meo, M 2007, 'Experimental and finite element studies of adhesively bonded lap joints for natural fibre composites' Paper presented at 6th International Conference on Composite Materials (ICCM-16), Kyoto, Japan, 1/07/07, .
Gonzalez CM, Fagan M, Ansell MP, Meo M. Experimental and finite element studies of adhesively bonded lap joints for natural fibre composites. 2007. Paper presented at 6th International Conference on Composite Materials (ICCM-16), Kyoto, Japan.
Gonzalez, C M ; Fagan, M ; Ansell, M P ; Meo, Michele. / Experimental and finite element studies of adhesively bonded lap joints for natural fibre composites. Paper presented at 6th International Conference on Composite Materials (ICCM-16), Kyoto, Japan.
@conference{9470bfd441454e26a32fb7b36687afce,
title = "Experimental and finite element studies of adhesively bonded lap joints for natural fibre composites",
abstract = "Little attention has been paid to joining unidirectionally reinforced high strength natural fibre composites. Therefore the main objective of the paper is to investigate the influence of joint geometry on the strength of joints. Epoxy bonded single lap shear joints (SLJs) between henequen and sisal fibre composite elements have been manufactured and tested to assess the strength of the structural bonds. The joints have been successfully modelled using finite element analysis and experimental measurements have been verified theoretically. A second phase of the research concerned the performance of integrated joints, termed {"}intermingled fibre joints{"} (IFJs) and {"}laminated fibre joints{"} (LFJs). These joints are manufactured by intimately combining fibre bundles (IFJs) or laminating layers of fibre bundles (LFJs). These joint configurations possess much higher lap shear strengths than the single lap shear joints and the failure modes of the three joint configurations are compared.",
author = "Gonzalez, {C M} and M Fagan and Ansell, {M P} and Michele Meo",
year = "2007",
month = "7",
language = "English",
note = "6th International Conference on Composite Materials (ICCM-16) ; Conference date: 01-07-2007",

}

TY - CONF

T1 - Experimental and finite element studies of adhesively bonded lap joints for natural fibre composites

AU - Gonzalez,C M

AU - Fagan,M

AU - Ansell,M P

AU - Meo,Michele

PY - 2007/7

Y1 - 2007/7

N2 - Little attention has been paid to joining unidirectionally reinforced high strength natural fibre composites. Therefore the main objective of the paper is to investigate the influence of joint geometry on the strength of joints. Epoxy bonded single lap shear joints (SLJs) between henequen and sisal fibre composite elements have been manufactured and tested to assess the strength of the structural bonds. The joints have been successfully modelled using finite element analysis and experimental measurements have been verified theoretically. A second phase of the research concerned the performance of integrated joints, termed "intermingled fibre joints" (IFJs) and "laminated fibre joints" (LFJs). These joints are manufactured by intimately combining fibre bundles (IFJs) or laminating layers of fibre bundles (LFJs). These joint configurations possess much higher lap shear strengths than the single lap shear joints and the failure modes of the three joint configurations are compared.

AB - Little attention has been paid to joining unidirectionally reinforced high strength natural fibre composites. Therefore the main objective of the paper is to investigate the influence of joint geometry on the strength of joints. Epoxy bonded single lap shear joints (SLJs) between henequen and sisal fibre composite elements have been manufactured and tested to assess the strength of the structural bonds. The joints have been successfully modelled using finite element analysis and experimental measurements have been verified theoretically. A second phase of the research concerned the performance of integrated joints, termed "intermingled fibre joints" (IFJs) and "laminated fibre joints" (LFJs). These joints are manufactured by intimately combining fibre bundles (IFJs) or laminating layers of fibre bundles (LFJs). These joint configurations possess much higher lap shear strengths than the single lap shear joints and the failure modes of the three joint configurations are compared.

UR - http://www.iccm-central.org/Proceedings/ICCM16proceedings/

M3 - Paper

ER -