Mechanics of Adhesives in Composite and Metal Joints

Finite Element Analysis with ANSYS

Magd Abdel Wahab, Ph.D., Professor and Chair of Applied Mechanics, Ghent University, Belgium

ISBN: 978-1-60595-096-9, ©2014, 192 pages, 6×9, Hardcover

  • Scientific background and practical methods for modeling adhered joints
  • Tools for analyzing stress, fracture, fatigue crack propagation, thermal, diffusion and coupled thermal-stress/diffusion-stress, as well as life prediction of joints
  • Book includes access to downloadable macrofiles for ANSYS

This text investigates the mechanics of adhesively bonded composite and metallic joints using finite element analysis, and more specifically, ANSYS, the basics of which are presented. The book provides engineers and scientists with the technical know-how to simulate a variety of adhesively bonded joints using ANSYS. It explains how to model stress, fracture, fatigue crack propagation, thermal, diffusion and coupled field analysis of the following: single lap, double lap, lap strap/cracked lap shear, butt and cantilevered beam joints. Readers receive free digital access to a variety of input and program data, which can be downloaded as macrofiles for modeling with ANSYS.


1. An Introduction to Adhesive Joints
1.1 Introduction
1.2 A Brief History of Adhesive Bonding
1.3 Classification of Adhesives
1.4 Applications of Adhesive Bonding

2. Review of Basic Mechanics
2.1 Introduction
2.2 Stress and Strain
2.3 Plasticity
2.4 Fracture Mechanics
2.5 Heat Transfer

3. Finite Element Analysis
3.1 Introduction
3.2 A Brief History of FEA
3.3 A Brief History of ANSYS Package
3.4 Structural Mechanics Problems
3.5 Heat Transfer and Diffusion Problems
3.6 Parametric Design Language in ANSYS

4. FE Modelling of Adhesive Joints Using ANSYS
4.1 Introduction
4.2 Element Types
4.3 Material Models
4.4 Modelling of Un-cracked Joints
4.5 Modelling of Cracked Joints
4.6 Modelling Damage in Joints Using CZM

5. Stress Analysis
5.1 Introduction
5.2 Stress Analysis Using ANSYS

6. Fracture and CZM Analyses
6.1 Introduction
6.2 Fracture Mechanics Analysis Using ANSYS
6.3 Cohesive Zone Model Analysis Using ANSYS

7. Fatigue Crack Propagation Analysis
7.1 Introduction
7.2 Modelling of Fatigue Crack Propagation Using Re-meshing
7.3 Fatigue Lifetime Prediction Using ANSYS

8. Thermal and Diffusion Analyses
8.1 Introduction
8.2 Thermal Analysis Using ANSYS
8.3 Diffusion Analysis Using ANSYS

9.Coupled Thermal-stress and Diffusion-stress Analyses
9.1 Introduction
9.2 Coupled Thermal-stress Analysis Using ANSYS
9.3 Coupled Diffusion-stress Analyses Using ANSYS

Appendix A – Summary of ANSYS Files

*To download these files, right-click a link and then click “save link as” or click here to download all files.

Butt Joint

Coupled Diffusion-Stress Analysis

BJ Coupled Analysis
BJ Diffusion Analysis
BJ Dmodel
BJ Smodel
Input Mat BJ
Interp Mat BJ

Diffusion Analysis

BJ Diffusion Analysis
BJ Dmodel

Stress Analysis

BJ Smodel
BJ Stress Analysis

Double Cantilever Beam

CZM Analysis

DCB CZM Analysis Cont
DCB CZM Analysis Inter
DCB CZM Model Cont
DCB CZM Model Inter

Fatigue Crack Propagation Analysis

DCB Fatigue CP

Fracture Mechanics Analysis

DCB Adhesive Crack
DCB Fracture Analysis AC

Double Lap Joint

Fracture Mechanics Analysis

DLJ Adhesive Crack
DLJ Fracture Analysis ac

Stress Analysis

DLJ Smodel
DLJ Stress Analysis

Lap Strap Joint

Coupled Diffusion Stress Analysis

Input Mat LSJ
Interp Mat LSJ
LSJ Coupled Analysis
LSJ Diffusion Analysis
LSJ Dmodel
LSJ Smodel

CZM Analysis

LSJ CZM Analysis Cont
LSJ CZM Model Cont

Diffusion Analysis

LSJ Diffusion Analysis
LSJ Dmodel

Fracture Mechanics Analysis

CLS Fracture Analysis ic
CLS Interface Crack

Stress Analysis

LSJ Smodel
LSJ Stress Analysis

Single Lap Joint

Coupled Thermal Stress Analysis

Input Mat SLJ
Interp Mat SLJ
SLJ Coupled Analysis
SLJ Smodel
SLJ Tmodel

CZM Analysis

SLJ CZM Analysis Cont
SLJ CZM Analysis Inter
SLJ CZM Model Cont
SLJ CZM Model Inter

Fatigue Crack Propagation Analysis

SLJ Fatigue CP

Fracture Mechanics Analysis

SLJ Fracture Analysis ic
SERR Interface Crack

Stress Analysis

SLJ Smodel
SLJ Stress Analysis

Thermal Analysis

SLJ Thermal Analysis
SLJ Tmodel

ISBN: 978-1-60595-096-9, ©2014, 192 pages, 6×9, Hardcover

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