Accession Number : ADA312617

Title :   Methods for Evaluating Adhesive Systems and Adhesion.

Descriptive Note : Technical rept.,

Corporate Author : ARMY ARMAMENT RESEARCH DEVELOPMENT AND ENGINEERING CENTER PICATINNY ARSENAL N J ARMAMENT ENGINEERING DIRECTORATE

Personal Author(s) : Bonk, Robert B. ; Osterndorf, John F. ; Pettenger, Brenda L. ; Ambrosio, Annette M.

PDF Url : ADA312617

Report Date : AUG 1996

Pagination or Media Count : 20

Abstract : A wide range and variety of test methods are available to determine suitability of various adhesives to adhere dissimilar substrates for long use in the field. Test methods take into account various types of stress such as tension, compression and peel, and environmental conditions which the adhesive bond will encounter in its service life and predict the potential life of the bond. This report will discuss a variety of adhesive test methods to include advantages and disadvantages of each as well as the relation of the results to end performance.

Descriptors :   *ADHESION, *ADHESIVES, COMPRESSION, STRESSES, LIFE EXPECTANCY(SERVICE LIFE), TEST METHODS, SUBSTRATES, BONDED JOINTS, TENSION, PEEL STRENGTH.

Subject Categories : Adhesives, Seals and Binders
      Mechanics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE