Accession Number : AD0784890

Title :   Environmental Failure of Structural Adhesive Joints A Literature Survey.

Descriptive Note : Technical note,

Corporate Author : EXPLOSIVES RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT ESTABLISHMENT WALTHAM ABBEY (ENGLAND)

Personal Author(s) : Kinloch,A. J.

Report Date : AUG 1973

Pagination or Media Count : 27

Abstract : This is a review of the literature on the durability of struc-tural adhesive joints in hostile environments, particularly water. Such critical factors as the adhesive, curing agent, degree of cure, substrate, and surface preparation method are discussed, and possible failure mechanisms considered. (AH-PL)

Descriptors :   *Bonded joints, Adhesives, Joints, Structures, Epoxy resins, Failure(Mechanics), Curing agents, Curing, Weathering, Humidity, Environments, Reviews, Great Britain

Subject Categories : Couplers, Fasteners, and Joints
      Structural Engineering and Building Technology

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE