Project Description


  • Evaluate the long term structural performance of the adhesively bonded hybrid joint under operational and environmental conditions;
  • Develop a reliable inspection and maintenance methodology for adhesively bonded hybrid joints;
  • Develop a procedure (Guidelines) for the qualification of adhesively bonded hybrid joints in primary structures in marine applications..

M2i FEA simulation work:

  • Simulation of the mechanical response and failure of full scale joints
  • Calibration and validation of the models using experimental data at different scales.
  • Top-down simulation of a hybrid joint under ship loads

Industrial Benefits:

  • Guidelines for the design of bi-material adhesive bonds
  • Increase safety.
  • Reduce the number of experiments, the waste and the time to market

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Contact person M2i

Anouar Krairi
Anouar KrairiResearch Engineer Computational Mechanics and Valorization
Franz Bormann
Franz BormannResearch Engineer



February 4th, 2020|

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