Accession Number : AD0717554

Title :   Use of a Reaction Rate Method to Predict Failure Times of Adhesive Bonds at Constant Stress.

Descriptive Note : Technical rept.,

Corporate Author : PICATINNY ARSENAL DOVER N J

Personal Author(s) : McAbee,Elise ; Levi,David W.

Report Date : DEC 1970

Pagination or Media Count : 29

Abstract : A reaction rate method was successfully used to predict failure times for adhesive bonds under constant stress at 90-95% and at 50% relative humidity. The method was found to be not very useful when the experiments were performed at 20% relative humidity. The results suggest that the method should be particularly useful under high humidity, bond degrading conditions such as exist in the tropics. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*ADHESIVES, FAILURE(MECHANICS)), MATHEMATICAL ANALYSIS, TROPICAL TESTS, HUMIDITY, STRESSES, ALUMINUM

Subject Categories : Adhesives, Seals and Binders

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE