Accession Number:

ADA305639

Title:

The Cyclic Fatigue Behaviour of Adhesive Joints.

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. Dec 92-Dec 95,

Corporate Author:

IMPERIAL COLL OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY LONDON (UNITED KINGDOM)

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1995-12-01

Pagination or Media Count:

54.0

Abstract:

The current programme has focussed on the adhesive bonding ot fibre-composites, based upon thermoplastic polymeric matrices, and the adhesive bonding of aluminium alloys. In both cases a structural epoxy-film adhesive has been employed. The thermoplastic-composite substrates consisted of i carbon-fibrePEEK and ii glass-fibrePPS materials. For all the substrates a range of surface pretreatments has been studied. A fracture mechanics approach has been adopted, and both monotonically-loaded and cyclic-fatigue loaded tests have been undertaken. Also, tests have been conducted in both dry and wet environments. Finally, a model has been proposed which predicts the long-term failure of bonded lap joints from the short-term fracture mechanics data.

Subject Categories:

  • Couplers, Fasteners and Joints

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE