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Testing Adhesive Joints: Best Practices

ISBN: 978-3-527-32904-5
468 pages
October 2012
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Joining techniques such as welding, brazing, riveting and screwing are used by industry all over the world on a daily basis. A further
method of joining has also proven to be highly successful: adhesive bonding. Adhesive bonding technology has an extremely broad range
of applications. And it is difficult to imagine a product - in the home, in industry, in transportation, or anywhere else for that matter - that
does not use adhesives or sealants in some manner. The book focuses on the methodology used for fabricating and testing adhesive and bonded joint specimens. The text covers a wide range of test methods that are used in the field of adhesives, providing vital information for dealing with the range of adhesive properties that are of interest to the adhesive community. With contributions from many experts in the field, the entire breadth of industrial laboratory examples, utilizing different best practice techniques are discussed. The core concept of the book is to provide essential information vital for producing and characterizing adhesives and adhesively bonded joints.
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Table of Contents

MANUFACTURE OF QUALITY SPECIMENS
Preparing Bulk Specimens by Hydrostatic Pressure
Preparing Bulk Specimens by Injection
Preparing Bulk Specimens by Pouring
Preparing Lap Joints with Flat Adherends
SimpleMethods for the Preparation of Single Lap Joints Specimens
Preparing Thick Adherend Shear Test Specimens
Modified Thick Adherend Shear Test
Preparing Butt Joints
Preparing Napkin Ring Specimens
Preparing T Joint Specimens
Preparing Flexible-to-Rigid Peel Specimens
Preparing Specimens for Fracture Properties: Double Cantilever Beam and Tapered Double Cantilever Beam
Preparing Bonded Wood Double Cantilever Beam (DCB)
Specimens
Modified Arcan Test

QUASI-STATIC CONSTITUTIVE AND STRENGTH TESTS
Quasi-Static Testing of Bulk Tensile Specimens
Uniaxial and Bulk Compression
Quasi-Static Testing of Bulk Compression on Flat Specimens
Iosipescu (V-Notched Beam) Test
Arcan (V-Notched Plate) Test
Quasi-Static Testing of Butt Joints in Tension
Shear Properties of Adhesives Measured by Napkin Rings and Solid Butt Joints in Torsion
Quasi-Static Testing of Thick Adherend Shear Test Specimens
Modified Thick Adherend Shear Test
Quasi-Static Testing of Lap Joints
Modified Arcan Test
Pin-and-Collar Test Method

QUASI-STATIC FRACTURE TESTS
Measuring Bulk Fracture Toughness
Quasi-Static Fracture Tests: Double Cantilever Beam and Tapered Double Cantilever Beam Testing
End-Notched Flexure
Mode II Fracture Characterization of Bonded Joints Using the ELS Test
The Notched Torsion Test to Determine the Mode III Fracture Properties of Adhesives
Other Mixed Mode Adhesive Fracture Test Specimens
Compact Mixed Mode (CMM) Fracture Test Method
Mixed Mode Bending (MMB) with a Reeder and Crews Fixture
Mixed Mode Fracture Testing
Fracture of Wood Double Cantilever Beam (DCB) Specimens
The T-Peel Test
Peel Testing at 180
The Floating Roller Peel Test
Climbing Drum Peel Test
The Analysis of Peel Tests

HIGHER RATE AND IMPACT TESTS
Dynamic Elastic Modulus
The Pendulum Impact Test for Adhesives and Adhesive Joints
Higher Rate and Impact Tests: Fracture at High Rates
High-Strain-Rate Testing of Adhesive Specimens and Joints by Hopkinson Bar Technique
Clamped Hopkinson Bar
Testing of Adhesive Bonds under Peel and Shear Loads at Increased Velocities

DURABILITY
Measurement of the Diffusion Coefficient
Tests with Moisture
Durability Testing Using Open-Faced Specimens
Tests with Temperature
The Wedge Test
Fatigue
Mixed-Mode Fatigue Testing of Adhesive Joints
Measurement of Time-Dependent Crack Growth
Curvature Mismatch Fracture Test for Subcritical Debonding

OTHER TEST METHODS
Thermal Characterization
Dynamic Mechanical Analysis with a Vibrating Beam Method
Bimaterial Curvature Method for Residual Stress and Thermal Expansion Coefficient Determination
The Pull-Off Test
Shaft-Loaded Blister Test
Tests under Hydrostatic Pressure

INDEX
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Author Information

Lucas F.M. da Silva is Assistant Professor at the Department of Mechanical Engineering of the Faculty of Engineering of the University of Porto (FEUP).

David A. Dillard is the Adhesive and Sealant Science Professor of Engineering Science and Mechanics at Virginia Tech.

Bamber R.K. Blackman holds a lectureship in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at Imperial College London where he is also Deputy Director of Research.

Robert D. Adams is an Emeritus Professor of Applied Mechanics at the University of Bristol and a Visiting Professor of the University of Oxford.
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