Chapter 7

Joint Design

Joints for adhesive bonding must be designed specially for adhesives usage. Starting with a design for another method of fastening and modifying it slightly for adhesive bonding is risky, often leading to undesirable results. The aim of joint design is to obtain maximum strength for a given area of a bond. In designing joints specifically for adhesive bonding, the basic characteristics of adhesives must dictate the design of joints. Adhesive bonds act over surface areas and not a single point. Consequently, the joint should be designed with the objective of minimizing concentration of stress.


Stress; joint efficiency; joint design criteria; adhesive joints

7.1 Basic Principles

Joints for adhesive bonding must be designed ...

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