By D.J. Dunn

This overview discusses the kinds of engineering and structural adhesives in use, homes, merits and downsides, and purposes. the writer is a professional with decades of expertise in adhesive learn and improvement. The overview is followed through round four hundred abstracts from papers and books within the Rapra Polymer Library database, to facilitate extra studying in this topic.

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880031 Item 19 RP Asia 2002: Composites in the global market. 2002. ) While application requirements and product design typically dictate assembly methods and the choice of fastening techniques, advances in methacrylate structural adhesives continue to influence the assembly and performance of large parts such as composite bridges, windmill blades and large transportation vehicles. New, long open-time, structural methacrylate adhesives have been developed for assembling such large parts. Comparisons to typical assembly methods such as putties, mechanical fasteners and fibreglass tabbing are presented.

Surface topographies were analysed using a UBM Microfocus with a tip diameter of 2 micrometers and the surface roughness of etched, blasted and rolled surfaces illustrated. 3 refs. 876561 Item 40 EURADH 2002. Adhesion ’02. 2002. London. 39-42, 29cm, 012 THE BEHAVIOUR OF ADHESIVELY BONDEDBEAMS VERSUS THEIR WELDED EQUIVALENT Hashim S A; Loke K L Glasgow,University (Institute of Materials) The behaviour of thick adhesively bonded and welded beams fabricated from mild steel and subjected to threepoint bend tests under simply supported boundary conditions was investigated and compared.

Adhesion ’02. 2002. London. of Defence; Canada,Royal Military College (Institute of Materials) The results are reported of a study of the effect of the treatment of bare aluminium alloy with deionised water at temperatures of 40C and 50C on the performance of adhesive joints in the wedge test. The fracture energies of samples treated at both 40C and 50C after 6 days of exposure are compared. The findings are considered comparable to those obtained with boiling water. 7 refs. 876606 Item 30 EURADH 2002.

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