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The effects of surface pretreatment on the cyclic-fatigue characteristics of bonded aluminium-alloy joints

Abel, ML, Adams, ANN, Kinloch, AJ, Shaw, SJ and Watts, JF (2006) The effects of surface pretreatment on the cyclic-fatigue characteristics of bonded aluminium-alloy joints International Journal of Adhesion and Adhesives, 26 (1-2). pp. 50-61.

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Abstract

The present work has used an accelerated test method, based upon cyclic-fatigue testing using a fracture-mechanics approach, to study the durability of organosilane-pretreated joints which were adhesively-bonded using a hot-cured epoxy-film adhesive. The silane primer investigated was γ-glycidoxypropyltrimethoxysilane (GPS). The cyclic-fatigue tests were mainly conducted in (a) a 'dry' environment of 25±2 °C with a relative humidity of 55±5% and (b) a 'wet' environment where the joints were fully immersed in distilled water at 28±2 °C. However, tests were also undertaken by varying the relative humidity of the environment. The loci of failure of the joints were identified using various surface specific techniques. The use of the GPS-pretreatment has been shown to be effective in increasing the joint durability, compared with a simple grit-blast and degrease (GBD) treatment and, indeed, gives comparable results to using a chromic-acid etch (CAE) pretreatment. Crown Copyright © 2005 Published by Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

Item Type: Article
Authors :
NameEmailORCID
Abel, MLm.abel@surrey.ac.ukUNSPECIFIED
Adams, ANNUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Kinloch, AJUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Shaw, SJUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Watts, JFUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Date : 1 February 2006
Identification Number : 10.1016/j.ijadhadh.2004.12.004
Depositing User : Symplectic Elements
Date Deposited : 17 May 2017 11:15
Last Modified : 17 May 2017 14:55
URI: http://epubs.surrey.ac.uk/id/eprint/830635

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