ID 1401


An Automated Finite Element Modelling Tool for

Analysis of Skin-to-Stiffener Debonds in Composite Aerospace Structures



Jeff W.H. Yapa, Murray L. Scotta, Rodney S. Thomsonb,
Johannes Jochemc and Dieter Hachenbergc

a The Sir Lawrence Wackett Centre for Aerospace Design Technology,

Department of Aerospace Engineering, Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology,

Melbourne, Australia

b Cooperative Research Centre for Advanced Composite Structures Limited,
Melbourne, Australia

c EADS Airbus GmbH, Hamburg, Germany


Keywords: integrally stiffened panel, finite element analysis, debonding, postbuckling, energy release rate