Published Online: 3 August 2005
Page Count: 25
Research Scientist, School of Aerospace Engineering Georgia Tech, Atlanta, GA
Stefan Dancila, D
Assistant Professor, School of Aerospace Engineering, Georgia Tech, Atlanta, GA
(Received 24 March 2004; accepted 24 June 2005)
This research investigates two co-cured joint configurations, the conventional single lap joint, and the modified single nested overlap joint, which is obtained by a minor alteration of the former configuration. A systematic comparison of damage initiation, damage progression mechanisms, and failure modes of co-cured joint specimens under quasi-static tensile loading is carried out. Several investigation methods are used including acoustic emission, visual observation, optical microscopy, and X-ray radiography.
Paper ID: JAI12773