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Adhesion Science and Engineering

Surfaces, Chemistry and Applications

The Mechanics of Adhesion shows that adhesion science and technology is inherently an interdisciplinary field, requiring fundamental understanding of mechanics, surfaces, and materials. This volume comprises 19 chapters. Starting with a background and introduction to stress transfer principles; fracture mechanics and singularities; and an energy approach to debonding, the volume continues with analysis of structural lap and butt joint configurations. It then continues with discussions of test methods for strength and constitutive properties; fracture; peel; coatings, the case of adhesion to a single substrate; elastomeric adhesives such as sealants. The role of mechanics in determining the locus of failure in bonded joints is discussed, followed by a chapter on rheology relevant to adhesives and sealants. Pressure sensitive adhesive performance; the principles of tack and tack measurements; and contact mechanics relevant to wetting and surface energy measurements are then covered. The volume concludes with sections on fibermatrix bonding and reinforcement; durability considerations for adhesive bonds; ultrasonic non-destructive evaluation of adhesive bonds; and design of adhesive bonds from a strength perspective. This book will be of interest to practitioners in the fields of engineering and to those with an interest in adhesion science.


Published: November 2002

Imprint: Elsevier

ISBN: 978-0-444-51140-9


  • Preface

    Chapter 1. Fundamentals of stress transfer in bonded systems

    Chapter 2. Fracture mechanics and singularities in bonded systems

    Chapter 3. Energy analysis of adhesion

    Chapter 4. Strength of lap shear joints

    Chapter 5. Strength of butt and sharp-cornered joints

    Chapter 6. Mechanical testing of adhesive joints

    Chapter 7. Measurement and analysis of the fracture properties of adhesive joints

    Chapter 8. The mechanics of peel tests

    Chapter 9. The mechanics of coatings

    Chapter 10. Stresses and fracture of elastomeric bonds

    Chapter 11. Crack path selection in adhesively bonded joints

    Chapter 12. Rheology for adhesion science and technology

    Chapter 13. Effect of rheology on PSA performance

    Chapter 14. Tack

    Chapter 15. Contact mechanics

    Chapter 16. Measurement methods for fiber-matrix adhesion in composite materials

    Chapter 17. The durability of adhesive joints

    Chapter 18. Ultrasonic inspection of adhesive bonds

    Chapter 19. The design of adhesively bonded joints

    Author Index

    Subject Index


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