Effect of impact tensile load on strength of CFRP bonded steel plate joints

H. A. Al-Zubaidy, X. L. Zhao, R. Al-Mahaidi

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This paper reports an experimental investigation into the effect of impact tensile loads on the bond strength, effective bond length and failure modes of double strap joints. Unidirectional normal modulus carbon fibre reinforced polymer (CFRP) sheet with one and three layers (plies) and Araldite 420 adhesive are used in this investigation. Dynamic results were compared with those subjected to static tension to highlight the influence of loading rate. It was found that the impact loading has significant influence on joint strength but little influence on effective bond length.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1312-1317
Number of pages6
JournalProcedia Engineering
Publication statusPublished - 2011
Externally publishedYes
Event12th East Asia-Pacific Conference on Structural Engineering and Construction, EASEC12 - Hong Kong, Hong Kong
Duration: 26 Jan 201128 Jan 2011


  • Adhesive bonded joints
  • Bond strength
  • Carbon Fibre Reinforced Polymer
  • Impact load

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Engineering


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