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Influence Of The Geometry Of Steel Inserts On The Fatigue Behaviour Of Steel-composite Bolted Assemblies

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/CP000361

Volume

28

Pages

9

Published

2000

Size

859 kb

Author(s)

A. Courgey, S. Aivazzadeh, D. Hearn & F. Molf

Abstract

This study concerns the behaviour of composite-to-steel bolted connections and was carried out as part of a programme to develop a composite materials transmission shaft for railway propulsion at high torque levels. The basis of the study was to embed various types of steel insert into flat composite plate specimens then perform tensile/compressive fatigue tests on the bolted assemblies. Inserts were incorporated during the hot-press manufacturing cycle of the specimens. Fatigue testing was carried out under constant load conditions at a frequency of 10 Hz. Three types of insert geometry were devised ; a simple tube of length equal to th

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