Model Parameters Identification of Adhesively Bonded Composites Tubes Under Internal Pressure

  • Sonia BraiekEmail author
  • Ated Ben Khalifa
  • Redouane Zitoune
  • Mondher Zidi
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Mechanical Engineering book series (LNME)


The present work aims to numerically investigate the pressure behaviour of adhesively bonded interlocked composites tubes. To this end, a finite element model has been investigated based on the meso-model (interface and ply) concept. The identification of the model parameters has been carried-out through fracture mechanical tests and cyclic tensile tests on [±45] and [±80] specimens. The mathematical models as well as the experimental tests of both interface and ply are presented. It has been proved through numerical outcomes that the joined tube outer diameter is proportional to the applied pressure.


Composite tube Adhesive bonding Internal pressure Finite element model 



Authors are thankful to Monastir University and the Tunisian Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research for their support (LGM: LAB-MA-05). We are also grateful to the whole staff of the CTRA TUNISIA Company for their great collaboration.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Sonia Braiek
    • 1
    • 2
    Email author
  • Ated Ben Khalifa
    • 1
  • Redouane Zitoune
    • 2
  • Mondher Zidi
    • 1
  1. 1.Université de Monastir, ENIMMonastirTunisia
  2. 2.Université Toulouse-III-Paul-Sabatier, ICA, INSA, UPS, Mines Albi, ISAEToulouseFrance

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