3D Modeling of the Elastic-Plastic Behavior of Thin Aeronautical Adhesive Films Suited for a Wide Range of Tensile/Compression-Shear Loads
|Author(s)||Maurice Julien1, 2, Creac'Hcadec Romain2, Cognard Jean-Yves2, Davies Peter3, Meirinhos Georges1, Mahdi Stephane1|
|Affiliation(s)||1 : Airbus Operat SAS, Toulouse, France.
2 : ENSTA Bretagne, LBMS, F-29806 Brest 9, France.
3 : IFREMER, Ctr Brest, Mat & Struct Grp, Plouzane, France.
|Source||Journal of Adhesion (0021-8464) (Taylor & Francis Ltd), 2013-09 , Vol. 89 , N. 9 , P. 727-751|
|WOS© Times Cited||4|
|Keyword(s)||Aeronautical, Mechanical properties of adhesives, Numerical modeling|
|Abstract||Adhesive bonding is an interesting structural assembling technique for weight saving in modern commercial aircraft, in which the use of composites materials is increasing. In order to meet both optimization and respect of safety conception constraints, the development of accurate numerical strategies is required. Thus, improvement in the experimental characterization and in the design of reliable numerical tools for bonded assemblies is necessary. This paper presents the characterization of the elastic-plastic behaviour of four aeronautical adhesive films, consisting of two epoxy-based resins supported by two types of carrier. The characterization over a wide range of monotonic proportional tensile-shear loads is performed using a modified Arcan test device designed to strongly limit the influence of edge effects. Moreover, to obtain an accurate definition of the initial elastic limit of the adhesives, further experimental tests have been performed using a pressure vessel especially designed to study the influence of the hydrostatic stress. Inverse identification techniques using finite element analysis have been used to identify the material parameters of an elastic-plastic model based on the experimental results (the load-displacement curves). Results underline the potential of such a model to represent the non-linear behaviour of ductile adhesives under tensile/compression-shear proportional monotonic loads.|