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Residual stresses in aircraft components: I. Nonlinear finite element modeling
Author(s): Shaker A. Meguid; P. Papanikos; John C. Stranart
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Paper Abstract

Hole expansion is a cold working method used for fatigue life improvement of aircraft structures containing fastener holes. The insertion of an oversized mandrel through the hole induces inhomogeneous plastic deformation in the surrounding regions. The resulting unloading residual stresses play a major role in determining the fatigue life improvement of the structure. It is therefore the purpose of this investigation to conduct comprehensive 3D elasto- plastic finite element analysis to evaluate the development and growth of the plastic zone and unloading residual stress resulting from the cold expansion of two adjacent holes. In this study, we focus our attention to the sequential expansions of the two holes. The contact between the mandrel and the hole was modelled using special contact elements, which employ the combined penalty-Lagrange multipliers formulation using ANSYS. Some of the results contained in this paper are based on an article published in the International Journal of Mechanical Sciences, which is currently in press.

Paper Details

Date Published: 28 January 1999
PDF: 5 pages
Proc. SPIE 3586, Nondestructive Evaluation of Aging Aircraft, Airports, and Aerospace Hardware III, (28 January 1999); doi: 10.1117/12.339893
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Shaker A. Meguid, Univ. of Toronto (Canada)
P. Papanikos, Univ. of Toronto (Canada)
John C. Stranart, Univ. of Toronto (Canada)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3586:
Nondestructive Evaluation of Aging Aircraft, Airports, and Aerospace Hardware III
Ajit K. Mal, Editor(s)

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