Engineering - Material Science & Metallurgy
This new book is concerned with adhesives and adhesive bonding for load-bearing applications. It is arranged in three main sections: fundamentals, generic uses and industry specific applications. The introductory section focuses predominantly on different types of adhesives and their mechanical and physical properties, surface assessment, design and analysis, failure and non-destructive testing. Part 2 concentrates specifically on generic uses of adhesives: stiffening, strengthening, repair, and joining of dissimilar materials and composites. The final section of the book concentrates on industry specific applications. The book will also include ISO, ASTM and BS standards with a reference to specific suppliers. It will be a major resource for all those concerned with the science and technology of adhesive bonding.