Accession Number : ADA302475

Title :   Fatigue Resistance of Adhesively Bonded Structural Connections.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,

Corporate Author : CASE WESTERN RESERVE UNIV CLEVELAND OH

Personal Author(s) : Nara, Harry ; Gasparini, Dario

PDF Url : ADA302475

Report Date : NOV 1981

Pagination or Media Count : 139

Abstract : It is known that certain welded details adversely affect the fatigue life of bridge members. The utility and feasibility of steel to steel adhesive bonded c%nnections as substitutes for such details is evaluated. Large scale fatigue tests indicated that adhesives can perform structural functions equal to those of welds without decreasing the fatigue life of beams.

Descriptors :   *FATIGUE(MECHANICS), *BRIDGES, *ADHESIVE BONDING, STRESS STRAIN RELATIONS, LOAD DISTRIBUTION, FATIGUE LIFE, STRESS ANALYSIS, BEAMS(STRUCTURAL), ACRYLIC RESINS, BENDING, RUPTURE, STRENGTH(MECHANICS), STEEL, WELDS, PLATES, BONDED JOINTS, CREEP, BONDING, EPOXY COMPOUNDS, DESIGN CRITERIA, ADHESIVES, FATIGUE TESTS(MECHANICS), WELDING.

Subject Categories : Adhesives, Seals and Binders
      Civil Engineering

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE