Optimising the design of adhesively bonded joints
Pearson, Ian T. (2009) Optimising the design of adhesively bonded joints. In: 13th International Conference on Sheet Metal, Birmingham City University, Birmingham, England, April 06-08, 2009. Published in: Key Engineering Materials, Vol.410-411 pp. 127-139.Full text not available from this repository.
Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.4028/www.scientific.net/KEM.4...
The effect of varying certain geometric and material property parameter on the stiffness of bonded joints has been investigated for both single overlap joints and for coach (T peel) joints. An understanding of bonded joint behaviour under load has been gained from this parametric study and this insight has been used to fashion some design guidelines aimed at optimising these parameters to increase joint stiffness.
To develop these design guidelines, laboratory tensile testing of single overlap joints and coach joints, manufactured from steel and aluminium and bonded with either an epoxide or a methacrylate adhesive, was utilised to establish joint stiffness. For single overlap joints, joint stiffness was found to be sensitive to changes in adherend thickness, adherend's Young's modulus, bondline thickness and overlap length but indifferent to changes in adhesive material properties, unsupported length and joint width. Coach joints, stiffness was found to be sensitive to changes in adherend material, adherend thickness, fill ratio and outer radius and adhesive material.
It must be recognised that the Design of Experiments technique, used to analyse the coach joint samples may have masked some of the effects caused by changes to joint parameters.
|Item Type:||Conference Item (Paper)|
|Subjects:||T Technology > TP Chemical technology
T Technology > TA Engineering (General). Civil engineering (General)
|Divisions:||Faculty of Science > WMG (Formerly the Warwick Manufacturing Group)|
|Series Name:||Key Engineering Materials|
|Journal or Publication Title:||Key Engineering Materials|
|Publisher:||Trans Tech Publications Ltd|
|Editor:||Shirvani, B and Clarke, R and Duflou, J and Merklein, M and Micari, F and Griffiths, J|
|Number of Pages:||13|
|Page Range:||pp. 127-139|
|Access rights to Published version:||Restricted or Subscription Access|
|Conference Paper Type:||Paper|
|Title of Event:||13th International Conference on Sheet Metal|
|Type of Event:||Conference|
|Location of Event:||Birmingham City University, Birmingham, England|
|Date(s) of Event:||April 06-08, 2009|
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