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 Strength of epoxy adhesive-bonded stainless-steel joints
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title: Strength of epoxy adhesive-bonded stainless-steel joints
authors: Morais, A.B. de
Pereira, A.B.
Teixeira, J.P.
Cavaleiro, N.C.
keywords: Lap-shear
Butt joints
Finite element stress analysis
Joint strength
issue date: 2007
publisher: Elsevier
abstract: The strength of stainless steel joints bonded with two epoxy adhesives was investigated. The experimental programme included tests on single-lap and butt joints, as well as thick-adherend and napkin ring shear tests. Results suggested that the tensile and shear strengths of the epoxy adhesives were quite similar. However, finite element analyses raised doubts on the true adhesive strengths, due to the complex stress state in joint tests and pressure-dependent adhesive behaviour. In spite of some uncertainties, finite element analyses showed that failure could be fairly well predicted by a maximum shear strain criterion.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10773/5245
ISSN: 0143-7496
publisher version/DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ijadhadh.2007.02.002
source: International Journal of Adhesion and Adhesives
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