Adhesive Joints. Ageing and Durability of Epoxies and Polyurethanes

  • ID: 4523392
  • Book
  • 536 Pages
  • John Wiley and Sons Ltd
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A comprehensive overview of adhesive bonding, providing both basic knowledge of polymer adhesives as well as insights into their mechanical and ageing properties.

The book is unique in its up–to–date, self–contained summary of recent developments and in its integration of the theory, synthesis and mechanical properties of adhesive joints as well as their applications. Well–structured throughout, the first chapter introduces the initial state of adhesive joints and their formation, while subsequent chapters discuss the ageing and failure as well as the weathering of adhesive joints. In addition, a whole section is devoted to long–term behavior and life time predictions. The text is rounded off by a look at future technological advances.

The result is an essential reference for a wide range of disciplines.

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Adhesion Mechanisms and Interphase Formation

Adhesive Network Formation

Mechanical Interphases in Adhesive Joints

Fracture Mechanics of Adhesive Joints


Ageing Phenomena in Polymers

Continuum Mechanical Modelling of Ageing Adhesive Joints

Crack Growth in Adhesive Joints

Joints with a Basic Epoxy Adhesive

Joints with a Basic Polyurethane Adhesive

Viscoelasticity in Ageing Joints

Ageing Joints

Cohesive Zone Model for Moist Adhesive Joints


Adhesive Application under High–Power Ultrasound

Long–Term Behavior of Adhesive Bonded Timber

Adhesive Bonding for Composite Beams in Steel Constructions

Technical Adhesive Joints

Concluding Remarks

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Wulff Possart holds the Chair for Adhesion and Interphases in Polymers at the Saarland University in Saarbrücken, Germany. Having obtained his PhD in Physics from the Academy of Sciences of the GDR in Berlin and his habilitation from the University Potsdam, Germany, he spent most of his research career at the Academy of Sciences and the Fraunhofer Institute for Applied Materials Research in Bremen, Germany, before taking up his present professorship at the Saarland University.

Professor Possart has authored more than 140 scientific publications in the fields of adhesion, polymer science, surface science and ageing. He has received prestigious scientific awards from the Adhesion Societies in the US, Great Britain and France as well as multiple guest professor ships in France and the honorary professorship from the Heilongjiang Academy of Science in China.

Markus Brede is head of the department Materials Science and Mechanical Engineering in the Fraunhofer Institute for Applied Materials Research in Bremen, Germany. His main field of activity covers mechanics and mechanical behavior of adhesive joints with respect to design and lifetime of bonded structures. He obtained his PhD in physics from the University of Göttingen and spent several years as postdoctoral fellow at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (Cambridge, USA) and the Max–Planck–Institute for Iron Research in Düsseldorf, Germany.

His main research interests include fracture and plasticity of silicon, inter–metallic alloys and the development of new iron–chromium–aluminum alloys with high temperature corrosion resistance. He has authored more than 70 papers related to mechanical behavior of adhesive joints.
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