Part one reviews advances in the most commonly used groups of structural adhesives with chapters covering topics such as epoxy, polyurethane, silicone, cyanoacrylate, and acrylic adhesives. The second set of chapters covers the various types of adherends and pre-treatment methods for a range of structural materials such as metals, composites and plastics. Chapters in Part three analyse methods and techniques with topics on joint design, life prediction, fracture mechanics and testing. The final group of chapters gives useful and practical insights into the problems and solutions of adhesive bonding in a variety of hostile environments such as chemical, wet and extreme temperatures.
With its distinguished editor and international team of contributors, Advances in structural adhesive bonding is a standard reference for structural and chemical engineers in industry and the academic sector.
- Reviews advances in the most commonly used groups of structural adhesives including epoxy, silicone and acrylic adhesives
- Examines key issues in adhesive selection featuring substrate compatibility and manufacturing demands
- Documents advances in bonding metals, plastics and composites recognising problems and limitations
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.