Analysis and design of adhesively bonded modified double containment corner joints .2.

Apalak M. K. , Davies R., Apalak Z. G.

JOURNAL OF ADHESION SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY, cilt.10, sa.10, ss.907-937, 1996 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier

  • Yayın Türü: Makale / Tam Makale
  • Cilt numarası: 10 Konu: 10
  • Basım Tarihi: 1996
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.907-937


This study comprises the stress and stiffness analyses of a second type of modified double containment corner joint which is presented as an alternative to two previous designs in order to reduce the effect of bending moment on the adhesive stresses. Plates are bonded at a right angle into slots of a corner support and the vertical slot depth is kept as large as possible in order to produce a joint which is stiffer and sustainable to high loads, provided that high stress concentration regions are under compression, and to obtain savings of the corner joint volume. The analyses were carried out using the finite element method and assuming that the adhesive, plates, and corner support had linear-elastic properties. Since the geometry of the adhesive free end has an important effect on the high adhesive stresses, the adhesive spew fillet arising from the applied pressure to provide the physical contact between the adhesive and plates was taken into account. In order to show the effect of boundary and loading conditions on the stresses and the overall joint stiffness, the joint was analysed for three loading conditions: two linear and a bending moment. It was found that the loading in the normal direction to the horizontal plate plane at its free end was the most critical and that maximum stress concentrations occurred around the adhesive free ends. A detailed study of adhesive stresses showed that the peak adhesive stresses occurred at the lower free end of the left vertical adhesive layer-slot interface for this loading condition and bending moment, respectively, and at the lower free end of the right vertical adhesive layer-slot interface for the loading condition in another direction. In addition, the effects of geometrical dimensions of the corner support, such as the horizontal and vertical support lengths, slot depth, and support thickness, on the peak adhesive stresses and on the overall joint stiffness were investigated and it was found that whereas the support lengths had a considerable effect, the effect of the slot depth and support thickness was negligible. The dimensions of the corner support were determined relative to the plate thickness based on the results.