An analytical model for the prediction of through-thickness stiffness in tension-loaded composite bolted joints

@inproceedings{Gray2012AnAM,
  title={An analytical model for the prediction of through-thickness stiffness in tension-loaded composite bolted joints},
  author={Patrick Gray and Conor T. McCarthy},
  year={2012}
}
Abstract This paper presents the development of an analytical model for replicating the through-thickness stiffness of single-bolt, single-lap composite joints subjected to secondary bending. The model is an extension of a spring-based method, where bolts and laminates are represented by a series of springs and masses. The model accounts for extension of the bolt, the stiffness of the clamped region of the joint due to bolt torque, as well as the flexural stiffness and anticlastic curvature… CONTINUE READING