Journal of Engineering Materials and Technology
The debonding characteristics of patched structures are investigated in this study by means of an analytical model. In particular, the effects the lay-up sequence and edge tapering of a carbon-reinforced epoxy patch, as well as the beveling of an aluminum patch, have on the initiation, stability, and extent of the debonding are considered. The results presented show that both the degree of edge-tapering and the patch properties must be carefully selected in order to optimize the patched structure. It is also shown that when designing a patched system, it is important to model the correct boundary and load conditions to correctly simulate the debonding behavior.
Karlsson, A. M., 2000, "The Effects of Patch Properties on the Debonding Behavior of Patched Beam-Plates," Journal of Engineering Materials and Technology, 122(4) pp. 389-393.