NUMERICAL METHODS FOR PREDICTING BONDED ALUMINIUM JOINT PERFORMANCE

To improve existing applications for bonded joint technology in vehicle design and to promote new ideas, a greater understanding of joint characteristics is required. Of particular interest is the development of applications for bonding of vehicle structural members. Crash performance is of primary concern to the structural engineer and accurate predictive analysis techniques are essential for efficient design. To enable effective predictions, the joint characteristics and material models for the adhesive and adherends are required. A global element representation of the joint region is being developed to predict the response under impact loading. The bonding of aluminium is investigated as it provides opportunities for the development of lightweight automotive structures with enhanced crashworthiness performance and durability. (A) For the covering abstract see IRRD 883972.

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  • English

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  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: p. 17-21

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  • Accession Number: 00729686
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport Research Laboratory
  • ISBN: 1-86058-042-4
  • Files: ITRD
  • Created Date: Dec 26 1996 12:00AM