JOURNAL OF ADHESION SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY, cilt.25, ss.2555-2567, 2011 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi)
In this study, stress analysis of double-strap joints used to fasten parts, particularly in aircraft and automotive industries and in the repair of damaged parts, was done using the finite element method. In classical double-strap adhesive joints, patch parts are bonded to the outer surface and these parts resist air flow. To decrease this effect and for constructive and aesthetic requirements, patch parts were embedded into the adherends. The effects of embedded patch parts on failure loads and stress distributions were investigated experimentally and numerically.