The simplicity and efficiency of the adhesive joints have increased more and more their use in many fields. In ship construction the need to join different materials, such as the bonding of the hull/deck, the sea chest, the portholes, the windshields, the panels of cabins, etc. leads to choosing increasingly the adhesive joints. In this work we have evaluated the effects of both SMP (Silyl Modified Polymer) based adhesives and sealants on single lap joints (SLJs) with dissimilar substrates. Three pairs of single lap joints were taken into account among dissimilar adherends: stainless steel (AISI 316) with PMMA (or Altuglas®) and monolithic composite laminates bonded with glass or PMMA. Before tensile testing some SLJ samples were subjected to a three-dimensional computed tomographic analysis to evaluate how the presence of possible defects in the adhesive layer affects the failure mode. A design of experiments was defined in order to quantify the effect of the considered factors and their correlation. The obtained maximum tensile stress values confirm the data provided by the manufacturer, approximately between 2 and 2.5 MPa, showing generally cohesive fracture. Finally the considered SMP adhesives and sealants are well suited for the chosen different substrates, although special attention should be placed on the glass–GFRP joint as it is confirmed by statistical analysis.

Mechanical characterization of adhesive joints with dissimilar substrates for marine applications

DI BELLA, GUIDO;GALTIERI, GIOVANNA;POLLICINO, ENZO;BORSELLINO, Chiara
2013

Abstract

The simplicity and efficiency of the adhesive joints have increased more and more their use in many fields. In ship construction the need to join different materials, such as the bonding of the hull/deck, the sea chest, the portholes, the windshields, the panels of cabins, etc. leads to choosing increasingly the adhesive joints. In this work we have evaluated the effects of both SMP (Silyl Modified Polymer) based adhesives and sealants on single lap joints (SLJs) with dissimilar substrates. Three pairs of single lap joints were taken into account among dissimilar adherends: stainless steel (AISI 316) with PMMA (or Altuglas®) and monolithic composite laminates bonded with glass or PMMA. Before tensile testing some SLJ samples were subjected to a three-dimensional computed tomographic analysis to evaluate how the presence of possible defects in the adhesive layer affects the failure mode. A design of experiments was defined in order to quantify the effect of the considered factors and their correlation. The obtained maximum tensile stress values confirm the data provided by the manufacturer, approximately between 2 and 2.5 MPa, showing generally cohesive fracture. Finally the considered SMP adhesives and sealants are well suited for the chosen different substrates, although special attention should be placed on the glass–GFRP joint as it is confirmed by statistical analysis.
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