Chapter 12

Testing of Adhesive Bonds

Adhesive tests are used for a variety of reasons including comparison of properties, quality checks for a “batch” of adhesives to determine whether the adhesives are still up to standard, checking the effectiveness of surface and/or other preparation, and determination of parameters useful in predicting performance.

Keywords

Tensile; shear; cleavage; adhesive bonds; fatigue

12.1 Introduction

Adhesive tests are used for a variety of reasons including [1]:

• Comparison of properties (tensile, shear, peel, flexural, impact and cleavage strength, durability, fatigue, environmental resistance, conductivity, etc.)

• Quality checks for a “batch” of adhesives to determine whether the adhesives are still up to standard

•  ...

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