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Analysis of Debond Growth in Tubular Joints Subjected to Tension and Flexural Loads


J.D. Whitcomb and K. Woo, Texas A&M University

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November, 1991
The potential for debond growth in adhesively bonded tubular joints was studied using linear and geometrically nonlinear finite element analyses. Since the existing literature on debond growth is focused on plate joints, a few plate joint results were also included to highlight the similarities and differences between tubular and plate joint behaviors. Joints without and with debonds subjected to tension and flexural loads were considered.

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