An efficient design method for multi-material bolted joints used in the railway industry

G. Catalanotti*, P. P. Camanho, P. Ghys, A. T. Marques

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Abstract

A methodology to design and analyze multi-material bolted joints in hybrid train structures is presented. This methodology enables the prediction of the response of a multi-material bolted joint in a short amount of time and it is suitable to be used for large structures, where the number of bolts can be very high. The method developed is applied to a real industrial case which consists on the connection between the roof and the side of a carbody shell train structure. Experimental tests are performed on a full-size sub-component. The comparison between the experimental data and the numerical results confirms the accuracy of the method.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)246-252
Number of pages7
JournalComposite Structures
Volume94
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2011
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • A. Hybrid structures
  • B. Bolted joints
  • C. Fast design tools

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Civil and Structural Engineering
  • Ceramics and Composites

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