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Technologies 2016, 4(3), 20;

An Experimental/Numerical Study on the Interfacial Damage of Bonded Joints for Fibre-Reinforced Polymer Profiles at Service Conditions

Department of Civil Engineering, University of Salerno, 84084 Salerno, Italy
Institut Montpelliérain Alexander Grothendieck, University of Nîmes, 30000 Nîmes, France
Laboratoire de Mécanique et d’Acoustique, Aix-Marseille Université, CNRS, Centrale Marseille, 13453 Marseille Cedex 13, France
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Academic Editor: Manoj Gupta
Received: 3 February 2016 / Revised: 3 June 2016 / Accepted: 5 July 2016 / Published: 12 July 2016
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Bolted and Bonded Joints in Fibre Reinforced Polymer Structures)
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In this paper a study on double lap joints made of glass fibre-reinforced polymer (GFRP) adherents and an epoxy resin as a glue is performed. Both an experimental procedure and a theoretical model with an associated numerical discretization are presented. Experimental and numerical results are discussed and compared. They indicate the possibility of performing an advanced mechanical analysis of adhesive joints based on a preliminary characterization of a few mechanical parameters. View Full-Text
Keywords: fibre-reinforced polymers (FRPs); interface model; double lap-joint fibre-reinforced polymers (FRPs); interface model; double lap-joint

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Orefice, A.; Mancusi, G.; Dumont, S.; Lebon, F. An Experimental/Numerical Study on the Interfacial Damage of Bonded Joints for Fibre-Reinforced Polymer Profiles at Service Conditions. Technologies 2016, 4, 20.

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