Design of textile-adapted joining zones with moulded-in holes for bolted joints
In the presented work, a novel notching-method for bolted and riveted joints of textile-reinforced thermoplastics was developed. It enables a non-destructive moulding process by locally shifting the fibers aside. In order to evaluate the mechanical properties of these joining zones, extensive bearing tests were performed on specimens with varying characteristic dimensions. Additionally, the results have been compared to those of drilled specimens. It has been shown that moulded-in holes were able to transmit higher loads in comparison to the drilled configuration. Based on these results, design-rules for the dimensioning of moulded-in joining zones were deduced.
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