WIT Press


Monte Carlo Techniques Applied To Finite Element Modelling Of Adhesively Bonded Joints

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/CMEM930012

Volume

5

Pages

10

Published

1993

Size

971 kb

Author(s)

G. Van Vinckenroy & W.P. De Wilde

Abstract

Monte Carlo techniques applied to finite element modelling of adhesively bonded joints G. Van Vinckenroy W.P. De Wilde ABSTRACT The behaviour of an adhesive single lap joint is investigated taking into account the uncertainties of design parameters by using numerical and stochastic tools to describe the material and geometrical properties variations. Relationship between material properties stochastic distribution and structure stochastic distribution is settled for the linear case by use of a Monte Carlo simulation. INTRODUCTION The ultimate objective of a stress analysis of bonded structures is to develop a design method for those structures, based on the principles of mechanics and rational engineering design so that joint behaviour can be safely predicted. Interest in the single lap joint, in which two sheets are joined together with an overlay, is drawn from its simplicity in geometry and ease to manufacture, and is therefore the most common joint encount

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