28th Congress of the International Council of the Aeronautical Sciences, 23 - 28 September 2012, Brisbane, Australia
Paper ICAS 2012-7.5.2
DAMAGE TOLERANCE OF Z-PINNED COMPOSITE JOINTS
T. M. Koh, M. D. Isa, S. Feih, A. P. Mouritz
RMIT Univ., Australia
Keywords: composites, pins, through-thickness reinforcement, joints, damage
This paper assesses the capacity of z-pins to increase the damage tolerance of bonded composite joints. Large improvements to the residual strength and other structural properties of T-joints and single lap joints containing damage were achieved by through-thickness reinforcement with z-pins.
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