Published: 31 December 2011

Testing composite materials connected in bolt joints

S. Zólkiewski1
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Abstract

The following work contains the basic information on the composite materials connected in bolt joints. It is presented the most important methods of strength testing of such a type materials. The way of performing tests using the strain gages measurements is also presented. The work describes the findings of strain gages measurements performed on the composite structure samples. The samples are bolt joined and the connection of laminate and steel sheet is provided. Additionally the simulations of performed tests are made using the Unigraphics NX7 software by the finite element method. The results of the simulations are compared with the results of empirical measurements.

About this article

Received
11 September 2011
Accepted
04 December 2011
Published
31 December 2011
Keywords
composite materials
bolt connection
strain gauge
sandwich composite
deformation