- Language: English
- 78 Pages
- Published: May 2013
- Region: Global
Advances in structural adhesive bonding
- Published: March 2010
- 648 pages
- Woodhead Publishing Ltd
Adhesive bonding is often regarded as a cost effective and effectual way to join mechanical structures. This important book reviews the most recent improvements in adhesive bonding and its wide-ranging potential in structural engineering. Part one reviews improvements in the most commonly used groups of adhesives. The second set of chapters discuss the various types of adherends and pre-treatment methods. A third set of chapters analyse methods and techniques for joint design. The final group of chapters gives a useful and practical insight into the problems and solutions of adhesive bonding in a variety of hostile environments such as chemical, wet and extreme temperatures.
Part 1 Adhesive selection: Key issues in selecting the right adhesive
- Advances in epoxy adhesives
- Advances in polyurethane structural adhesives
- Advances in structural silicone adhesives
- Advances in cyanoacrylate and anaerobic adhesives
- Advances in acrylic structural adhesives
- Advances in nanoparticle reinforcement in structural adhesives.
Part 2 Adherends, surfaces and pre-treatments: Improvements in bonding metals (steel, aluminium)
- Advances in bonding plastics
- Advances in bonding composites.
Part 3 Joint design: Selecting the right joint design and fabrication techniques
- Life prediction for bonded joints in composite material based on actual fatigue damage
- Improving adhesive joint design using fracture mechanics
- Developments in testing adhesive joints
- Advances in testing adhesively-bonded composites
Part 4 Environmental effects and durability of adhesives: Designing adhesive joints for fatigue and creep load conditions
- Improving bonding in high and low temperatures
- Assessing and improving bonding in wet conditions
- Improving bonding in hostile chemical environments.
David A. Dillard is the Adhesive and Sealant Science Professor at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, USA and is known for his ongoing research in test methods and design procedures for adhesive joints and their durability.