The Science of Adhesive Joints

The Science of Adhesive Joints

2nd Edition - January 1, 1968

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  • Author: J. J. Bikerman
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483267739

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The Science of Adhesive Joints, Second Edition, discusses the fundamentals of adhesive joints. The book opens with a discussion on solid surfaces, covering topics such as why adhesives are needed, surface roughness and surface porosity, and adsorption of foreign atoms and molecules by solids. This is followed by separate chapters on fastening devices, solid-to-solid adhesion, the formation of adhints, tack phenomena, the mechanisms of setting, adhesional failures, stresses in adhints, and experimental strength of adhints.

Table of Contents

  • Preface

    Chapter I/ Solid Surfaces

    Why Adhesives are Needed

    Transition Layers Rather than Surfaces

    Surface Roughness

    Numerical Data on Surface Roughness

    Surface Porosity

    Variability along the Surface

    Variability across the Surface

    Gas Adsorption

    Adsorption from Solutions


    Chapter II/ Adhesive and Other Joints

    Fastening Devices

    Solid-to-Solid Adhesion

    Classification of Adhints

    Hooking Adhints


    Chapter III/ Formation of Adhints

    Cleaning of the Adherend Surfaces


    Measurement of Contact Angles

    Hysteresis of Wetting

    Rate of Wetting. Removal of Air


    Chapter IV/ Tack



    Chapter V/ Setting

    Weakness Caused by Setting

    Flaws in The Bulk Of the Adhesive

    Time of Set


    Chapter VI/ Final Strength of Adhints

    Improbability of True Adhesional Failures

    Older Theories

    The Breaking Stress


    Chapter VII/ Improper Adhints

    Weak Boundary Layers


    Chapter VIII/ Stresses in Proper Adhints

    Frozen Stresses

    Butt Joints

    Block Joints

    Lap Joints


    Work of Fracture


    Chapter IX/ Experimental Strength of Adhints

    Adhints of Different Types

    Strength and Dimensions of an Adhint

    Adhesives in Bulk and In Situ

    Strength of Adhints and of Adhesives

    Effect of the Adhesive Composition

    Rate of Loading and of Rupture

    Effect of Temperature

    Effect of Environment


    Chapter XI Tests



    Chapter XI/ Summary for the Practical Man


    Author Index

    Subject Index

Product details

  • No. of pages: 364
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Academic Press 1968
  • Published: January 1, 1968
  • Imprint: Academic Press
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483267739

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J. J. Bikerman

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