Description

As a method of joining with economic, performance-related and environmental advantages over traditional welding in some applications, adhesive bonding of joints in the marine environment is increasingly gaining popularity. Adhesives in marine engineering provides an invaluable overview of the design and use of adhesively-bonded joints in this challenging environment.

After an introduction to the use of adhesives in marine and offshore engineering, part one focuses on adhesive solution design and analysis. The process of selecting adhesives for marine environments is explored, followed by chapters discussing the specific design of adhesively-bonded joints for ship applications and wind turbines. Predicting the failure of bonded structural joints in marine engineering is also considered. Part two reviews testing the mechanical, thermal and chemical properties of adhesives for marine environments together with the moisture resistance and durability of adhesives for marine environments.

With its distinguished editor and international team of expert contributors, Adhesives in marine engineering is an essential guide for all those involved in the design, production and maintenance of bonded structures in the marine environment, as well as proving a key source for academic researchers in the field.

Key Features

  • Provides an invaluable overview of the design and use of adhesively-bonded joints in marine environments
  • Discusses the use of adhesives in marine and offshore engineering, adhesive solution design and analysis, and the design of adhesively-bonded joints for ship applications and wine turbines, among other topics
  • Reviews testing the mechanical, thermal and chemical properties of adhesives for marine environments, together with the moisture resistance and durability of these adhesives

Readership

Marine engineers, material scientists

Table of Contents

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Preface

Part 1: Design and Analysis

Chapter 1: Introduction to Using Adhesives in Marine and Offshore Engineering

Abstract:

1.1 Introduction

1.2 The need for adhesive bonding in the maritime and offshore industries

1.3 Potential uses of adhesives in the maritime and offshore industries

1.4 Industry specific regulations and how to deal with them

1.5 Future trends

Chapter 2: Selecting Adhesives for Marine Environments and Pre-Design

Abstract:

2.1 Introduction:the rationale for adhesive selection

2.2 Material and process selection

2.3 Adhesive selection step 1: translate design requirements

2.4 Adhesive selection step 2: screen using constraints

2.5 Adhesive selection step 3: rank using objective

2.6 Adhesive selection step 4: seek supporting information

2.7 Future trends

2.8 Sources of further information

2.9 Acknowledgements

Chapter 3: Designing Adhesively Bonded Joints for Ship Applications

Abstract:

3.1 Introduction

3.2 Requirements for adhesively bonded joints for ship applications

3.3 Design and evaluation methods

3.4 Future trends and conclusions

Chapter 4: Designing Adhesively Bonded Joints for Wind Turbines

Abstract:

4.1 Introduction

4.2 Requirements for adhesively bonded joints for wind rotor blades

4.3 Design and modelling methods

4.4 Applications of adhesively bonded joints

4.5 Future trends and conclusions

Chapter 5: Predicting the Failure of Bonded Structural Joints in Marine Engineering

Abstract:

5.1 Introduction

5.2 Design recommendations for bonded structural joints

5.3 The influence of the marine environment on the capacity of bonded joints

5.4 The response of bonded overlap joints to mechanical loads

5.5

Details

No. of pages:
232
Language:
English
Copyright:
© 2012
Published:
Imprint:
Woodhead Publishing
Electronic ISBN:
9780857096159
Print ISBN:
9781845694524

About the editor

Jan Weitzenböck

Jan R. Weitzenböck is a Principal Engineer at Det Norske Veritas (DNV), Norway.