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The Quasi-Static Deformation, Failure, and Fracture Behavior of Titanium Alloy Gusset Plates Containing Bolt Holes
Journal of Materials Engineering and Performance
  • Therese Hurtuk, University of Akron, main campus
  • Craig C. Menzemer, University of Akron, main campus
  • Anil Patnaik, University of Akron, main campus
  • Tirumalai S. Srivatsan, University of Akron, main campus
  • Kannan Manigandan, University of Akron, main campus
  • T. Quick, University of Akron, main campus
Document Type
Article
Publication Date
11-1-2012
Abstract
In this article, the influence of bolt holes, specifically their number and layout on strength, deformation, and final fracture behavior of titanium alloy gusset plates under the influence of an external load is presented and discussed. Several plates having differences in both the number and layout of the bolt holes were precision machined and then deformed under quasi-static loading. The specific influence of number of bolt holes and their layout on maximum load-carrying capability and even fracture load was determined. The conjoint influence of bolt number, bolt layout pattern, nature of loading, contribution from local stress concentration, and intrinsic microstructural effects in governing the macroscopic fracture mode and intrinsic microscopic mechanisms is presented and discussed.
Citation Information
Therese Hurtuk, Craig C. Menzemer, Anil Patnaik, Tirumalai S. Srivatsan, et al.. "The Quasi-Static Deformation, Failure, and Fracture Behavior of Titanium Alloy Gusset Plates Containing Bolt Holes" Journal of Materials Engineering and Performance Vol. 21 Iss. 11 (2012) p. 2363 - 2374
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/tirumalai_srivatsan/28/