Shear stress distribution along glue line between skin and cap-strip of an aircraft wing

Charles Brazer Norris, L. A. Ringelstetter
Jul 1950

In aircraft wing construction, the stress distribution along the glue line between a cap-strip and the skin where forces are transferred from the skin to the cap-strip by means of shear stresses is not uniform, but is affected by a stress raiser at the re-entrant corner between the cap-strip and the skin.

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