I was trying to think of the effect of large pitch distances for single lap composite parts. Normally the pitch distance between the rows is low. What would happen if you were to increase that to lets say 10-15 in, making the joint a very long joint. Would the first row have to be sized for the entire load(conservatively), rendering it ineffective? I can't really imagine that there is no difference in the way you share the load between two rows if you increased the pitch.
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