An advanced numerical tool to study fatigue crack propagation in aluminium plates repaired with a composite patch

A.R. Maligno [a,b], C. Soutis [c], V.V. Silberschmidt [d]
[a] Zentech International Ltd., London NW11 7RX, UK
[b] Unmanned Vehicle University, Lake Havasu City, AZ 86403, USA
[c] Aerospace Research Institute, University of Manchester, Manchester M1 3NL, UK
[d] Wolfson School of Mechanical Engineering, Loughborough University, Loughborough LE11 3TU, UK

Engineering Fracture Mechanics, Volume 99, February 2013, Pages 62-78