Civil & Evironmental Engineering

Experimental Study on Hybrid Fastening System With Varying Bolt Diameter and Dissimilar Substrates

Event Date/Time: 
December 1, 2017 - 10:00am
Event Location: 
1538 Engineering
Andrew Valentine


Hybrid fastening system that uses an adhesive insert as a structural element has been shown to eliminate bolt-adherend-slip, reduce delamination, and produce peak loads that are 200% to 500% greater than slip-loads in conventional mechanically fastened joints, while still allowing versatility in joint design. These improvements were experimentally obtained for similar substrates with a constant diameter bolt/hole. The efficiency of hybrid fastening systems with varying bolt diameter and dissimilar substrates have not been studied or fully characterized.