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Improving bonding in hostile chemical environments.

Broughton, W R (2010) Improving bonding in hostile chemical environments. In: Advances in Structural Adhesive Bonding. Woodhead Publishing Ltd. ISBN 9781845694357

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This chapter is primarily concerned with the effects and resistance of structural adhesives to various chemical agents, other than water (moisture and humidity) or salt solutions, which may modify or degrade the characteristics and properties of adhesives and consequently the performance of adhesive joints. It covers chemicals, such as organic solvents, acids and alkalis, and aviation fluids (jet fuel, hydraulic oil and deicing fluids). Environmental factors, such as thermal ageing, weathering and photo-oxidation, high-energy radiation and biological degradation are also covered along environmental stress cracking (ESC). The chapter identifies factors that need to be considered when designing and manufacturing bonded structures for use in chemical environments, including adhesive selection and surface treatments. The use of sealants and design of adhesive joints are also discussed. Test methods and standards for assessing chemical degradation of adhesives and adhesive joints are also included.

Item Type: Book Chapter/Section
Keywords: adhesives, adhesive joints, chemical resistance, degradation, durability, environmental and test methods
Subjects: Advanced Materials
Advanced Materials > Adhesives
Publisher: Woodhead Publishing Ltd
Last Modified: 02 Feb 2018 13:14
URI: http://eprintspublications.npl.co.uk/id/eprint/4716

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