Optimal design of a composite scarf repair patch under uniaxial tension load

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An optimal design algorithm was used to determine the repair fiber angles that minimize the stress in the adhesive of the repair joint. The strength was predicted by analysis using the Critical Failure Volume (CFV) approach for fiber failure. Excellent agreement was seen between predicted and tested strengths.

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ICCM International Conferences on Composite Materials

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