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Advances in Structural Adhesive Bonding

Edited by: Lucas F. M. da Silva (University of Porto, Portugal) and Robert D. Adams (University of Oxford, UK)

In order to increase transport efficiency, reduce fuel consumption and contaminant emissions, weight reduction coupled with improvement of the safety performance of candidate materials must be achieved. This drive for higher-performance systems has resulted in the development of a new range of hybrid structures and materials. Multimaterial structures such as aircraft, boats, cars and railcars use several types of materials, such as steel, aluminium, magnesium, fibre-reinforced plastics and sandwich structures. Welding is simply impossible to use when metal/composite hybrid structures are involved for obvious reasons, and rivets or screws introduce stress concentrations and offer poor fatigue strength. Adhesive bonding is generally the preferred method because it allows more flexibility in the design, it is more efficient in mechanical and energy aspects and it is more corrosion resistant.
This collection of papers in Applied Adhesion Science covers advances in these topics. 

New articles will be added to the collection as they are published - be sure to check back regularly!

  1. In the context of lightweight structure design for the transportation and robotics industries, new types of composite structures are being developed, in the form of trusses made of fiber-reinforced polymer com...

    Authors: N. P. Lavalette, O. K. Bergsma, D. Zarouchas and R. Benedictus
    Citation: Applied Adhesion Science 2017 5:20
  2. Adhesive bonding shows a high potential to join carbon fiber reinforced plastics (CFRP), if the adhesion between adhesive and part surface is verified. Unfortunately, this adhesion is often reduced in case of ...

    Authors: David Blass, Sven Hartwig and Klaus Dilger
    Citation: Applied Adhesion Science 2017 5:16
  3. For detailed stress distribution analysis of bondlines, non-linear finite element analysis (FEA) is necessary. Depending on the load case in relation to shear and tension/compression adhesives show a different...

    Authors: Martin Johannes Schollerer, Jens Kosmann, Thomas Löbel, Dirk Holzhüter and Christian Hühne
    Citation: Applied Adhesion Science 2017 5:15