Interlaminar shear stress function for adhesively bonded multi-layer metal laminates

Viet, N. V. and Zaki, W. and Umer, R. (2018) Interlaminar shear stress function for adhesively bonded multi-layer metal laminates. International Journal of Adhesion and Adhesives, 82. pp. 14-20. ISSN 0143-7496


A new analytical model is proposed for the estimation of interlaminar shear stress in adhesively bonded metal laminates consisting of an arbitrary number of layers. The interface shear stress in the laminates is related to the difference in average axial strain and elongation between adjoining layers through a newly proposed interlaminar shear stress function (ILSSF). The parameters of the ILSSF are determined from finite element simulations using a data fitting procedure. The accuracy of the model is investigated by comparing experimental measurements of average elongation in three-layer aluminum laminates to values obtained using the model. Good agreement with the experimental results is achieved for several types of adhesives and for different ratios of adhesive-to-layer thicknesses. The influence of Young's modulus of the adhesive on the efficiency of load transfer in three-layer laminates is investigated.

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Item Type: Article (Commonwealth Reporting Category C)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: Permanent restricted access to published version in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher.
Faculty / Department / School: No Faculty
Date Deposited: 15 Feb 2018 04:47
Last Modified: 14 May 2018 04:25
Uncontrolled Keywords: adhesive bonding; laminates; interlaminar shear stress; load transfer efficiency
Fields of Research : 09 Engineering > 0912 Materials Engineering > 091202 Composite and Hybrid Materials
Identification Number or DOI: 10.1016/j.ijadhadh.2017.12.011

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