Effect of Nanofillers on Strength of Adhesives for Lap Shear Applications

  • Narendhara Kumar
  • Anoop Anand
  • C. RamadasEmail author
  • Makarand Joshi
Brief Communication


Lap joints of glass/epoxy (GFRP) laminates were made with an adhesive modified with nanofillers and studied in comparison with the control one. An ambient temperature curing epoxy used for making structural composites was also modified with nanofillers and its bond strength (lap shear) characteristics were evaluated in comparison to the virgin resin. Amine functionalized carbon nanofibers and silane modified nanosilica were used at concentrations of 0.1, 0.3 and 0.5% for altering the adhesive properties. Well dispersed nanofillers in the adhesive are found to have no significant effect on the lap shear strength of the GFRP composites.


Carbon nanofibers Nanosilica Adhesives Lap shear strength 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Narendhara Kumar
    • 1
  • Anoop Anand
    • 1
  • C. Ramadas
    • 1
    Email author
  • Makarand Joshi
    • 1
  1. 1.Composites Research CenterResearch and Development Establishment (Engineers)PuneIndia

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