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8 September 1993 Active fatigue control of adhesive bonded joints
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This paper investigates the concept of active fatigue control of an adhesively bonded structure. Adhesive bonding has recently become very widely used, especially with the gaining popularity of composite materials. The adhesive bonds are usually the weakest link in the entire bonded structure. Additionally, one of the major causes of failure in the bond is fatigue. With increasing knowledge in the field of intelligent material systems, it is now possible to reduce the stress in the adhesive bond by using induced strain actuators, such as PZT. Experimental results show that the fatigue life of a vibrating, cantilever beam with an adhesive bond can be increased by nearly an order of magnitude with active fatigue control. This paper presents an analytical model which can be used to determine the correct control schemes of induced strain actuators on a cantilever beam vibrating over a range of frequencies. With proper control, the peeling stresses in the adhesive bond can be minimized for a broad frequency range.
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Craig T. Dempsey, Shi Li, Chen Liang, and Craig A. Rogers "Active fatigue control of adhesive bonded joints", Proc. SPIE 1917, Smart Structures and Materials 1993: Smart Structures and Intelligent Systems, (8 September 1993);

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