Accession Number : ADA263202


Title :   The Environmental and Impact Resistance of Adhesively Bonded Thermoplastic Fibre Composites


Descriptive Note : Final rept. 1 Oct 1989-5 Nov 1992


Corporate Author : IMPERIAL COLL OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY LONDON (UNITED KINGDOM) DEPT OF MECHANICAL ENGINEERING


Personal Author(s) : Kinloch, A J ; Blackman, B R ; Dear, J P


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a263202.pdf


Report Date : Nov 1992


Pagination or Media Count : 236


Abstract : This Final Report presents and discusses the results obtained in the following areas (1) Mode I and mixed mode testing of bonded joints (2) the use of an oxygen plasma surface treatment to pretreat thermoplastic fibre composites before bonding (3) the effect of test rate on the fracture behaviour of bonded joints and finally (4) the effects of test environment on the fracture behaviour of bonded joints.


Descriptors :   *FIBER REINFORCED COMPOSITES , *BONDED JOINTS , *ADHESIVES , TEST AND EVALUATION , ENVIRONMENTS , IMPACT , X RAYS , SURFACES , CORONAS , STRUCTURAL ENGINEERING , PHOTOELECTRONS , BONDING , X RAY PHOTOELECTRON SPECTROSCOPY , RELIABILITY , FRACTURE(MECHANICS) , FAILURE , STRUCTURAL PROPERTIES , COMPOSITE MATERIALS


Subject Categories : Adhesives, Seals and Binders
      Structural Engineering and Building Technology


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE