Static and fatigue tests have been carried out on 190-mm-wide fibre metal laminate (FML) riveted lap joints. The specimens were made with a Glare 3-3/2-0.3 material, i.e. a laminate composed of three layers of 2024-T3 aluminium alloy, thickness 0.3 mm and two double layers (0/90) of pre-preg FM-94-27%-S2 glass fibre. Seven configurations were tested which differed in the number of rivet rows (two or three), in the rolling direction of metal layers (perpendicular or parallel to the load direction), in the rivet type (solid or special, such as Hi-Lok or Lock-Bolt), in the rivet material for solid rivets (7050-T73 or 2017-T3), in the rivet diameter (4.8 or 5.5 mm) and in the presence of interlaminar doublers in the overlap area (titanium, aluminium, glass fibre). An additional difference was in the pre-formed rivet head: solid rivets had countersunk head, while Hi- Loks and Lock-Bolts had protruding head. The fatigue tests demonstrated the efficiency of a selective local reinforcement in the overlap area; in some cases, the fatigue resistance was so high that fatigue cracks nucleated in the laminates, rather than in the overlap area, as commonly expected.
|Autori:||A. LANCIOTTI; LAZZERI L|
|Titolo:||FATIGUE RESISTANCE AND RESIDUAL STRENGTH OF RIVETED JOINTS IN FML|
|Anno del prodotto:||2009|
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI):||10.1111/j.1460-2695.2009.01389.x|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||1.1 Articolo in rivista|