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Wang, W. (author), Rans, C.D. (author), Benedictus, R. (author)
Mechanically fastened joints are susceptible to the presence of multiple-site damage (MSD) cracks in the critical fastener row. Different from the MSD growth in joints consisting of metallic substrates, the two coupled metal crack growth and interfacial delamination propagation failure mechanisms in Fibre Metal Laminates (FMLs) make the...
journal article 2018
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Wang, W. (author), Rans, C.D. (author), Benedictus, R. (author)
In the context of the prevalence of thin-walled metallic aerospace structures, the added resistance to crack propagation offered by a built-up structure is desirable from a damage tolerance standpoint. The analysis of failure in such structures, however, is limited by the lack of crack opening solutions. This paper develops analytical models...
journal article 2018
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Wang, W. (author), Rans, C.D. (author), Benedictus, R. (author)
This paper proposes an analytical model for predicting the non-symmetric crack growth and accompanying delamination growth in FMLs. The general approach of this model applies Linear Elastic Fracture Mechanics, the principle of superposition, and displacement compatibility based on the understanding of deformation behaviour in eccentrically...
journal article 2017
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Zhao, T. (author), Palardy, G. (author), Fernandez Villegas, I. (author), Rans, C.D. (author), Martinez, M.J. (author), Benedictus, R. (author)
The in-plane and out-of-plane mechanical behaviour of both ultrasonically spot-welded and mechanically fastened joints was investigated by double-lap shear and pull-through tests, respectively. Spot-welded specimens showed comparable onset failure load and significantly higher joint stiffness compared to mechanical fasteners when carrying shear...
journal article 2016
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Zhao, T. (author), Palardy, G. (author), Rans, C.D. (author), Benedictus, R. (author)
Ultrasonic welding is a promising assembly technique for thermoplastic composites and it is well-suited for spot welding. In this paper, the in-plane and out-of-plane mechanical behaviour of ultrasonically spot-welded and mechanically fastened joints are investigated by double-lap shear and pull-through tests, respectively. Special attention was...
conference paper 2016
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Martinez Bueno, P. (author), Martinez, M.J. (author), Rans, C.D. (author), Benedictus, R. (author)
The primary objective of this research study was to evaluate the capabilities for measuring strain of a composite UAV wing with an embedded optical fiber connected to a Rayleigh backscattering distributed sensing system. This research paper summarizes the manufacturing procedure used during the instrumentation of the composite UAV wing. In...
journal article 2016
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Zhang, Z. (author), Wang, W. (author), Rans, C.D. (author), Benedictus, R. (author)
This paper provides an experimental investigation into the pin loading effects on the crack growth behaviour in Fibre Metal Laminates. The pin loading effects and bypass loading effects are incorporated in two different tested joints. The analysis of the test results shows that pin loading dominates the crack growth only in the vicinity of the...
journal article 2016
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Alderliesten, R.C. (author), Benedictus, R. (author), Rans, C.D. (author)
patent 2012
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Rans, C. (author), Alderdiesten, R. (author), Benedictus, R. (author), Khan, S. (author)
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conference paper 2009
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