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Título: Effect of plug-filling, Testing velocity and temperature on the tensile strength of strap repairs on aluminium structures
Autor: Pinto, A. M. G.
Campilho, Raul
Mendes, Isabel R.
Durão, Luís M.
Silva, R. F.
Baptista, A. P. M.
Palavras-chave: Epoxy adhesive
Experimental testing
Plug-filling
Strap repairs
Data: 2012
Editora: Taylor & Francis
Relatório da Série N.º: Journal of Adhesion Science and Technology; Vol. 26, Issue 10-11
Resumo: In this work, an experimental study was performed on the influence of plug-filling, loading rate and temperature on the tensile strength of single-strap (SS) and double-strap (DS) repairs on aluminium structures. Whilst the main purpose of this work was to evaluate the feasibility of plug-filling for the strength improvement of these repairs, a parallel study was carried out to assess the sensitivity of the adhesive to external features that can affect the repairs performance, such as the rate of loading and environmental temperature. The experimental programme included repairs with different values of overlap length (L O = 10, 20 and 30 mm), and with and without plug-filling, whose results were interpreted in light of experimental evidence of the fracture modes and typical stress distributions for bonded repairs. The influence of the testing speed on the repairs strength was also addressed (considering 0.5, 5 and 25 mm/min). Accounting for the temperature effects, tests were carried out at room temperature (≈23°C), 50 and 80°C. This permitted a comparative evaluation of the adhesive tested below and above the glass transition temperature (T g), established by the manufacturer as 67°C. The combined influence of these two parameters on the repairs strength was also analysed. According to the results obtained from this work, design guidelines for repairing aluminium structures were
Peer review: yes
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10400.22/4085
ISSN: 0169-4243
Versão do Editor: http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1163/156856111X618344#.Uwt39c5qyZQ
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