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Abstract

A viscoelastic model with the Lemaitre-type damage is applied to simulate an interfacial adhesive zone in light weight engineering structures, like aluminum/fiber-reinforced polymer specimens. The evolution of irreversible deformation and damage progression are investigated. The joint of aluminium alloy 5754 (AA5754) and carbon fibre reinforced thermoplastic composite CF-PA66 is manufactured by means of an epoxy (1K) adhesive. The adhesive zone is considered as an interface material. The aim of the research is to study the influence of the interface geometry on the mechanical characteristics of the structure. (© 2011 Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim)