temporarily out of stock
Edited by R D Adams
ISBN 1 85573 741 8
This new book is concerned with adhesives and adhesive bonding for load-bearing applications. It is arranged in three main sections: fundamentals, generic uses and industry specific applications. The introductory section focuses predominantly on different types of adhesives and their mechanical and physical properties, surface assessment, design and analysis, failure and non-destructive testing. Part 2 concentrates specifically on generic uses of adhesives: stiffening, strengthening, repair, and joining of dissimilar materials and composites. The final section of the book concentrates on industry specific applications. The book also includes ISO, ASTM and BS standards with a reference to specific suppliers. It will be a major resource for all those concerned with the science and technology of adhesive bonding.
Part 1 Fundamentals of adhesive bonding: History of adhesive bonding; What are adhesives and sealants and how do they work? Surfaces: how to assess; Surfaces: how to treat. Part 2 mechanical properties: Stress analysis; Environmental (durability) effects; Nondestructive testing; Impact behaviour of adhesively bonded joints; Fracture mechanics of adhesive bonds; Fatigue; Vibration damping. Part 3 Applications: Joining similar and dissimilar materials; Bonding composites; Building and construction â€???steel and aluminium; Building and construction â€???timber; Automobiles; Boats and marine; Shoe industry; Electrical; Aerospace.