Published: June 21, 2019
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By: Clement To, University of California-San Diego
Category: Civil/Structural Engineering
Composite Repair Patch
• Designed, manufactured, and tested bonded composite step-lap repair patch.
• Performed bonded and bolted joint analysis to determine the optimal type and configuration of repair.
• Final repair patch performed exceptionally, matching the strength of the repaired panel. Design achieved an ultimate load of 12,000 lbf. with a repair mass of 85 grams.