Fatigue growth of multiple-cracks near a row of fastener-holes in a fuselage lap-joint

J. H. Park, S. N. Atluri

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Abstract

The fatigue growth of multiple cracks, of arbitrary lengths, emanating from a row of fastener holes in a bonded, riveted, lap joint in a pressurized aircraft fuselage is studied. The effects of residual stresses due to a rivet misfit, and of plastic deformation near the hole, are included. A Schwartz-Neumann alternating method which uses the analytical solution for a row of multiple colinear cracks in an infinite sheet (the crack-faces being subject to arbitrary tractions), is developed to analyze this MSD problem on a personal computer. It is found that for a range of crack lengths, a phenomena wherein the shorter cracks may grow faster than longer cracks may exist.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)189-203
Number of pages15
JournalComputational Mechanics
Volume13
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 1993

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