Adhesive Bonding of Aircraft Structures

  • Konstantinos TserpesEmail author


In the present chapter, the evolution of adhesive bonding technology in aircraft structures is described. The chapter focuses on materials and processes, while it neglects modeling and structural analysis aspects. Also described in the chapter are the nondestructive methods used to assess the quality of the bondline, the extended nondestructive methods developed to analyze surface contamination and to detect kissing bonds, the main destructive methods used to evaluate the mechanical performance of bonded joints, some design aspects related to the implementation of joining profiles made from advanced composite materials, and the status of research performed toward certification of adhesive bonding for primary composite structures.


Adhesive bonding Quality assurance Adhesives Bonding process Crack stopping Extended NDT 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Laboratory of Technology and Strength of Materials, Department of Mechanical Engineering and AeronauticsUniversity of PatrasPatrasGreece

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