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Calvin David Rans

Adjunct Professor

Department of Industrial Engineering

Publications

Theses
• C.D. Rans, “The role of rivet installation on the fatigue performance of riveted lap joints,”
Ph.D. dissertation, Dept. of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, Carleton University,
August 2007.
• C.D. Rans, “An experimental investigation into the fatigue behaviour of dimple countersunk
Glare riveted lap joints,” M.Sc. thesis, Dept. of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, Carleton
University, September 2003.

Journal articles
• C.D. Rans, J. Atkinson, C. Li, “On the onset of the asymptotic stable fracture region in the
Mode II fatigue delamination growth behaviour of composites,” Accepted for publication in
Journal of Composite Materials on 3 February 2014.
• D. Bürger, C.D. Rans, R. Benedictus, “Infl uence of fabric carrier on the fatigue disbond behavior
of metal-to-metal bonded interfaces,” The Journal of Adhesion, vol. 90, no. 5-6, pp.
482-495, 2014.
• J.A. Pascoe, C.D. Rans, R. Benedictus, “Characterizing fatigue delamination growth behaviour
using specimens with multiple delaminations: The effect of unequal delamination
lengths,” Engineering Fracture Mechanics, vol. 109, no. 1, pp. 150-160, 2013
• C.D. Rans, R. Rodi, and R.C. Alderliesten, “Analytical prediction of Mode I stress intensity
factors in cracked panels containin bonded stiffeners,” Engineering Fractcture Mechanics,
vol. 97, no. 1, pp. 12-29, 2013.
• T. Pärnänen, R.C. Alderliesten, C.D. Rans, T. Brander, O. Saarela “Applicability of AZ31BH24
magnesium in Fibre Metal Laminates - An experimental impact research,” Composites
Part A, vol. 43, no. 9, pp. 1578-1586, 2012.
• C.D. Rans, F.D. Morinière, R. Rodi, R.C. Alderliesten, and R. Benedictus, “Fatigue behaviour
of Fiber Metal Laminate panels containing internal carbon tear straps,” Journal of Aircraft,
vol. 48, no. 6, pp. 2122-2129, 2011.
• C.D. Rans, R.C. Alderliesten, and R. Benedictus, “Predicting the infl uence of temperature on
fatigue crack propagation in Fibre Metal Laminates,” Engineering Fracture Mechanics, vol.
78, no. 10, pp. 2193-2201, 2011.
• C.D. Rans, R.C. Alderliesten, and R. Benedictus, “Misinterpreting the results: how similitude
can improve our understanding of fatigue delamination growth,” Composites Science
and Technology, vol. 71, no. 2, pp. 230-238, 2011.
• S.U. Khan, R.C. Alderliesten, C.D. Rans, and R. Benedictus, “Application of a modifi ed
Wheeler model to predict fatigue crack growth in fi bre metal laminates under variable amplitude
loading,” Engineering Fracture Mechanics, vol. 77, no. 9, pp. 1400-1416, 2010
• C.D. Rans, R.C. Alderliesten, and P.V. Straznicky, “Assessing the effects of riveting induced
residual stresses on fatigue crack behaviour in lap joints by means of fractography,” International
Journal of Fatigue, vol. 31, no. 2, pp. 300-308, 2009.
• R.C. Alderliesten, C.D. Rans, and R. Benedictus, “The meaning of threshold fatigue in fi bre
metal laminates,” International Journal of Fatigue, vol. 31, no. 2, pp. 213-222, 2009.
• R.C. Alderliesten, C.D. Rans, and R. Benedictus, “The applicability of magnesium based fi bre
metal laminates in aerospace structures,” Composites Science and Technology, vol. 68, no.
14, pp. 2983-2993, 2008.
• C.D. Rans, R.C. Alderliesten, and P.V. Straznicky, “Riveting process induced residual stresses
around solid rivets in mechanical joints,” AIAA Journal of Aircraft, vol. 44, no. 1, pp.
323-329, 2007.
• C.D. Rans and P.V. Straznicky, “Avoiding knife-edge countersinks in GLARE through dimpling,”
Fatigue and Fracture of Engineering Materials and Structures, vol. 28, no. 7, pp.
633-640, 2005.

Conference proceeding papers
• J.A. Pascoe, C.D. Rans, R.C. Alderliesten, and R. Benedictus, “Fatigue disbonding of bonded
repairs - an application of the strain energy approach,” in Proc. 27th Symposium of the International
Committee on Aeronautical Fatigue (ICAF 2013), Jerusalem, Israel, June 2013.
• D. Bürger, C.D. Rans, and R. Benedictus “Characterization of mixed-mode fatigue failure on
metallic bonded joints,” in Proc. 27th Symposium of the International Committee on Aeronautical
Fatigue (ICAF 2013), Jerusalem, Israel, June 2013.
• C. Li, T. Teng, Z. Wan, G. Li, and C.D. Rans, “Fatigue delamination growth for an adhesivelybonded
composite joint under mode I loading,” in Proc. 27th Symposium of the International
Committee on Aeronautical Fatigue (ICAF 2013), Jerusalem, Israel, June 2013.
• R. Rodi, C.D. Rans, G. Di Somma, A. Solo (Jr.), R. Benedictus, “Application of bonded metal
and hybrid straps for improving the damage tolerance of thin metallic skin,” in Proc. SAMPE
Europe Technical Conference 2011 (SETEC 11), Leiden, the Netherlands, September 2011.
• R.C. Alderliesten, C.D. Rans, Th. Beumler, and R. Benedictus, “Recent advancements in
thin-walled hybrid structural technologies for damage tolerant aircraft fuselage applications,”
in Proc. 26th Symposium of the International Committee on Aeronautical Fatigue
(ICAF 2011), Montreal, Canada, June 2011.
• D.T. Goto, M.I. Faraz, C.D. Rans, and R.M. Groves, “Low energy impact damage detection
using shearography,” in Proc. 2011 Photomechanics Conference, Brussels, Belgium, February
2011.
• R.C. Alderliesten, C.D. Rans, and R. Benedictus, “Evolution of FML fatigue & damage tolerance
assessment: moving from damage tolerant metal to hybrid composite,” in Proc. SAMPE
2010 Conference and Exhibition (SAMPE 2010), Seattle, WA, USA, May 2010.
• R.C. Alderliesten, C.D. Rans, S.U. Khan, and R. Benedictus, “Understanding the fatigue
behaviour of FML structures and materials under complex variable amplitude loading,” in
Proc. 2009 Aircraft Structural Integrity Program Conference (ASIP 2009), Jacksonville,
FL, USA, December 2009.
• L. Paletti, G. Campoli, C. Rans, and R. Benedictus, “On Adapting the Hertz Contact Model
for Application to Contact in Mechanically Fastened Joints,” in Proc. 7th EUROMECH Solid
Mechanics Conference (ESMC2009), Lisbon, Portugal, September 2009.
• C.D. Rans, and R.C. Alderliesten, “Formulating an effective strain energy release rate for a
linear elastic fracture mechanics description of delamination growth,” in Proc. 17th International
Conference on Composite Materials (ICCM17), Edinburgh, Scotland, July 2009.
• R. Khan, C.D. Rans, and R. Benedictus, “Effect of stress ratio on delamination growth in
unidirectional carbon/epoxy under Mode I and Mode II fatigue loading,” in Proc. 17th International
Conference on Composite Materials (ICCM17), Edinburgh, Scotland, July 2009.
• C.D. Rans, and R.C. Alderliesten, “The infl uence of temperature on crack growth in fi bre
metal laminates,” in Proc. 12th International Conference on Fracture (ICF12), Ottawa, Canada,
July 2009.
• C.D. Rans, and R.C. Alderliesten, “Damage tolerance philosophy for bonded aircraft structures,”
in Proc. 25th Symposium of the International Committee on Aeronautical Fatigue
(ICAF 2009), Rotterdam, the Netherlands, May 2009.
• L. Paletti, C.D. Rans, and R. Benedictus, “An analytical model for load transfer in a mechanically
fastened double-lap joint,” in Proc. 25th Symposium of the International Committee on
Aeronautical Fatigue (ICAF 2009), Rotterdam, the Netherlands, May 2009.
• C.D. Rans, R.C. Alderliesten, and P.V. Straznicky, “Effects of rivet installation on residual
stress and secondary bending in a riveted lap joint,” in Proc. 48th AIAA Structures, Structural
Dynamics, and Materials Conference, Honolulu, HI, USA, April 2007.
• A.M. Brown, C.D. Rans, and P.V. Straznicky, “On achieving an optimal riveted lap joint design
for fi bre metal laminates,” in Proc. 6th Canadian-International Composites Conference
(CANCOM 2007), Winnipeg, Canada, August 2007.
• C.D. Rans, R.C. Alderliesten, and P.V. Straznicky, “Residual stresses in Glare laminates due
to the cold expansion process,” in Proc. 5th Canadian-International Composites Conference
(CANCOM 2005), Vancouver, Canada, August 2005.
• C.D. Rans, R.C. Alderliesten, and P.V. Straznicky, “Modelling of the rivet forming process
in aluminum and Glare for design against fatigue,” in Proc. 23rd Symposium of the International
Committee on Aeronautical Fatigue (ICAF 2005), Hamburg, Germany, June 2005.

Technical Reports
• C.D. Rans, “Evaluation of the fatigue crack propagation and delamination growth behaviour
of Titanium-Carbon Laminates”, Report B2v-08-06, Structural Integrity Group, Delft University
of Technology, 2008.

Other publications
• C.D. Rans, “Bolted joints in glass-reinforced aluminium (Glare) and other hybrid fi bre metal
laminates (FML)”, in Composite joints and connections: Principles, modelling and testing,
P. Camanho and L. Tong, Editors. Woodhead Publishing Ltd: Cambridge, 2011.

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