INVESTIGATION OF THE EFFECT OF LAMINATE STIFFNESS ON BEARIN/GBYPASS LOADS FOR BOLTED COMPOSITE JOINTS
Korhan Candan and Altan Kayran
A bolted joint is considered as the weakest point in a structure and its strength determines the overall load capacity of that structure. For a safe structural design, engineers have to understand and predict the behavior of the joint; hence bearing and bypass loads of every bolt in a joint must be calculated. In this paper, a study is conducted to investigate the laminate stiffness on the load distribution of the bolts in a composite joint. Bearing and bypass loads are calculated utilizing analytical solution with different bolt constant calculation methods and Finite Element Method (FEM).