Abstract

This paper establishes conditions under which a wide or narrow adhesive scarf joint can have uniformly distributed adhesive stresses, and gives formulas for these stresses. The results are rigorously limited to linear adhesive stress-strain relations, but are such that they sometimes may be applicable in analyzing scarf-joint tests to destruction, even when appreciable inelastic deformation occurs. Previously published test data are found to have one of the failure-load variations with scarf angle to be considered in this paper. The analysis therefore should prove useful in design work within the elastic limit, and in some cases beyond it.

This content is only available via PDF.
You do not currently have access to this content.