Transversely Compressed Bonded Joints

Christian Skodborg Hansen, Jacob Wittrup Schmidt, Henrik Stang

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The load capacity of bonded joints can be increased if transverse pressure is applied at the interface. The transverse pressure is assumed to introduce a Coulomb-friction contribution to the cohesive law for the interface. Response and load capacity for a bonded single-lap joint was derived using non-linear fracture mechanics. The results indicated a good correlation between theory and tests. Furthermore, the model is suggested as theoretical base for determining load capacity of bonded anchorages with transverse pressure, in externally reinforced concrete structures.
Original languageEnglish
JournalComposites Part B: Engineering
Publication statusPublished - 2012


  • Mechanical testing
  • Debonding
  • Fracture
  • Analytical modelling


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