Analysis of fastened structural connections

Jacob Bortman, Barna A. Szabó

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An approach for modeling the transfer of forces in fastener groups is described which takes nonlinearities into account. The method is used for analyzing two problems which involve design of repairs and damaged structures. The model predictions are found to be in a good agreement with available experimental results. The study demonstrates the importance of fastener stiffness and initial clearance on load distribution.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2758-2764
Number of pages7
JournalAIAA Journal
Issue number11
StatePublished - 1 Jan 1992
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Aerospace Engineering


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