Paper Title
Three-Dimensional Finite Element Analysis Of Single Bolted Aluminium Lap Joint And Validation By XRD Technique

Abstract- In structural applications such as aircraft, spacecraft and civil engineering structures, composite components are often fastened to other structural members by bolted joints. Bolted joints being very often the critical part of the structure, it is therefore important to design them safely. In this study, Three-dimensional finite element model have been developed. Investigations on the effect of failure criteria including the behavior of bolted joints in aircraft using aluminium laminates are examined. The joint type studied is single - bolt, single - lap joint. Load bolt displacement curves and stress around the hole is analyzed. The model is generated in Finite Element Software, FEASTSMT and attempts are made to validate it by X-ray diffraction technique.